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Ruth

Ruth and Roxi
STATUSMarried with one child
WORKReflexologist & ceramic artist
PARTNERRoxi – female yellow Labrador

When Ruth gave birth to her son she experienced a rollercoaster of emotions. The joy of a new baby boy but the fear and horror of what had also just occurred. Because Ruth went blind giving birth to her son!

Her family suffered from a hereditary condition know as ‘retinitis pigmentosa’ and it visited her at the worst possible moment.

But Ruth is a fighter and refused to let this stop her being the best mother that she could to her baby boy. She already had a degree and career in Human Resources as well as being a prolific runner and cyclist.

The obvious choice was to get a guide dog, which she promptly did! Now there is no stopping her and Roxi. 

Ruth says, “I am no longer alone, I can rely on myself and Roxi and do whatever we want to.”


I can rely on myself – and Roxi – to do what I want.


A full guide dog partnership costs the Israel Guide Dog Centre £45,000 and our clients nothing, as we give them this service free of charge. To help us provide more trained guide dogs for people like Ruth please donate today.

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To learn more about what you can do, you can give us a call on
020 8090 3455 or you can email us at info@israelguidedog.org.uk