Guide Dogs of Hawaii

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COVID-19 an added challenge for the blind

(The following article was published in the Star Advertiser on August 24, 2020 where Cassie Ordonio interviews multiple blind community members, including GDH Director Jeanne Torres, who are navigating the changes of COVID-19.)  For eight years, the world slowly disappeared for Mary Bafile. After she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, Bafile lost 90% of her […]

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COVID-19 and blindness

(The following is an article on Medium published June 2, 2020 by Nicholas A. Giudice, Ph.D. that explains how the blind and visually impaired are coping with the new regulations due to COVID-19.) As a congenitally blind person, it has become obvious to me that my reliance on touch as a primary mode of experiencing […]

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Beach Day

One of our favorite activities People finally got the chance to free swim without fear of drifting off, relaxed conversations over lunch and interactive play amongst our clients was certainly a sight to behold!  Swimmers played marco Polo and water tag.  Others did somersaults and handstands.  Those who hung out at our spot laughed, joked […]

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Camp Get Ahead

We close the first quarter with Camp Get Ahead for our youths from March 17 to 21.  Twelve youths, under the supervision of 12 round the clock staff and volunteers, experienced new things, built and strengthened relationships and worked on skills toward independence.  This first GDH Camp Get Ahead was a huge success.  Youths participated […]

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