In just one day, Boaz’s life changed forever. While sparring with his martial arts partner, a freak accident caused Boaz to lose sight in one eye and then gradually in the other. He went from living an active life with a successful career in Israel’s high-tech industry, busy, happily married, helping raise three children and active in sports—to isolation and depression.

Following several unsuccessful operations, followed by a difficult rehabilitation and adjustment process, he decided the only way he could be safe and independent was with the help of a guide dog. Boaz was partnered with Adelle, and together they make quite a team. She has become a new pair of eyes for Boaz and helped him regain his self esteem and enthusiasm for life.

He started cycling with our Canvelo tandem biking group, and just recently completed the Israel Ironman (Israman) challenge. “I did the half-Israman – 1.9km swimming, 90 km biking and half a marathon run – together with my sighted partner Shachar, and I am so proud! I am also very grateful to Adelle. Thanks to her I have been reborn and now, I am looking forward to every day of my life.”