Hot Dog Challege 2020: Dogginit4jeff
As some of you may know, Jeff has been slowly losing his vision over the past few years with first signs showing in his senior year at MSU (2015-2016). Throughout 2017 his vision continued to decline, but at a very tempered pace. He still had some ability to read text and navigate through outside environments alone with ease. It was in 2018 where his vision took a turn for the worse; he could no longer read without the use of text-to-speech services (Siri, etc.) and began his training to live as a blind person with the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP). The BSBP provided him with a white cane to help him navigate and taught him several strategies of how to cope and adjust with the changes. He eventually went to stay at a training facility specifically for blind persons ran by the BSBP (February 2019) to accelerate his training and further prepare him to be able to continue to work at his job. When he returned (~May 2019), his behavior changes and memory issues became more apparent.
We are going into our 5th year of the Hot Dog Challenge which we have been full supporters of The Leader Dog Foundation. However, with Jeff's health changing we have decided to add a foundation that will help support Jeff and other patients who are undergoing similar treatments and obstacles similar to Jeff. We ask if you can please donate to this cause whether its $1 or $100 we appreciate every penny donated.
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