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Stories about Blindness

'Our Dogs are More Than Pets. They're Our Eyes on a Leash'

'Our Dogs are More Than Pets. They're Our Eyes on a Leash'

DeAnna Quietwater Noriega and Gretchen Maune, who’s a friend of mine, both live in Columbia and are blind.

They spoke about some of the additional complications and costs that can come along with their adaptive technologies – i.e. their service dogs. For DeAnna, that’s Enzo, a German Shepard, and for Gretchen, Keeper, a Golden Retriever.

'You Were Saying the Right Things, but the Tone of Your Voice Wasn't Matching Your Words'

'You Were Saying the Right Things, but the Tone of Your Voice Wasn't Matching Your Words'

Gretchen Maune and DeAnna Quietwater Noriega are friends who live here in Columbia, and Gretchen’s actually been a friend of mine for several years.

Gretchen and Deanna are both blind, and they spoke about the first time they met – now many years ago - at a support group.

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