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Meet Lisa, a Guide Dogs' Supporter

Every single participant is taking on this incredible challenge for their own special reasons and many are fundraising for a cause close to their heart. Read Lisa and Jumble's story here.

Guide Dogs is such a special charity close to my heart. As someone who is profoundly deaf, my eyes were my ears, so to lose such an important sense is hard.

Unknown to me the light at the end of the tunnel was in the shape of a dog. A beautiful dog called Jumble who came bouncing into my life and changed it for the better.

Since getting Jumble 7 years ago I have trekked through the Grand Canyon, skydived, completed half marathons, wing walked, graduated University, volunteered at sporting events, and most recently became the very first Deafblind person to do the Edge City Climb in New York, and so much more.

Guide Dogs have changed my life completely and helped me get my independence back after my Ushers Diagnosis. I have a whole new life full of adventure, love, confidence, and fun.

 

I’ve learnt not to be afraid of my sight loss but to embrace it, and by doing challenges like the Skyscraper Challenge, I can show the world that my deafblindness will never stop me living life to the fullest.

Thank you, Guide Dogs, for always encouraging me to do these crazy challenges, for giving me the boost I need, for believing in me when I don’t believe in myself and for giving me Jumble, my best friend.

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