Support the Next Generation of Seeing Eye Dogs!
Jesse Acosta wasn’t always blind. While serving in Iraq, Jesse was permanently blinded in 2006 when shrapnel from an explosion struck him in the face. Left with substantial injuries, Jesse wondered how he would restore the freedom he once had.
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Then Jesse met a very special German shepherd: his Seeing Eye® dog, Charlie Boy. For Jesse, training with a Seeing Eye dog was the start of a life-changing partnership.
'When I first met him, I almost cried. I knew he would guide me to freedom that I was told I would never have,' Jesse says.
With Charlie Boy by his side, Jesse’s mobility and self-confidence has returned. Charlie Boy has brought him the strength and calming influence he needed to recover and feel comfortable once again.
As the oldest guide dog school in the world, The Seeing Eye has a long tradition of enhancing the independence of people like Jesse through specially bred and trained Seeing Eye dogs.
That’s why we need to know that you stand behind our mission. We are committed to empowering people who are blind by providing Seeing Eye dogs.
You can make a difference by pledging to stay informed about the work of The Seeing Eye. By standing behind our graduates, you ensure they will have more mobility, safety and freedom for years to come.
Take action today by pledging to support the work of The Seeing Eye and we'll send you a video of Jesse sharing his personal story. We’re giving people like Jesse Acosta the confidence to live life to the fullest!