I have had a visual impairment since I was born and was always independent and mobile until several years ago when my vision began to deteriorate. I made a decision to get a guide dog and contacted the Israel Center for Guide DOgs for the Blind in 2009. After I received my guide dog my life changed completely, and I was once again independent and active. My dog has restored my confidence and been a constant companion. The staff at the center do their work with professional expertise and devotion and have changed the lives of dozens of Israelis such as me!