Kathleen & Yabel
"When I lived in Portland, Maine I worked as a School Counselor at a local elementary school. I started noticing my vision deteriorating and was later diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. I was nervous I would lose my job because I was unable to execute skills as easy as I once could. I contacted IRIS, a nonprofit organization in Maine, who helped me develop my skills and adapt to my new sight. I eventually moved to Bucks County where I contacted BCABVI and was so fortunate for their eagerness to help me. I gained confidence while attending support groups, learning about assistive technology, and experiencing new programs BCABVI had to offer. As my confidence grew I knew I was ready for anything and applied for a guide dog through The Seeing Eye. Now Yabel and I go everywhere together!"