Jefferson’s Story

August 20, 2018

Loyal, faithful, intelligent and warm – the dog has long been man’s best friend.

For 30-year-old university student Jefferson Mac, this couldn’t be truer.

Image of a young man crouching beside his black Guide Dog

He was lost when his vision began to deteriorate.

“The emotional companionship Guide Dog ‘Ice’ provides is priceless. It’s very hard to have a bad day when you are greeted with the unconditional love of the most adorable dog in the world every morning,” Jefferson said.

“University is very busy and not the easiest place to navigate. Once ‘Ice’ has been taught the route though, he will just go there every time. It’s a lot easier getting around the campus with him helping me.

“He’s a great stress reliever too,” added Jefferson.

“When I’m getting stressed out with exam study, I will just call ‘Ice’ over and play with him for a few minutes. All my stress magically disappears, allowing me to attack my studying with renewed vigour.”




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