USF student Zoe Garcia has – like all visually impaired people – dealt with significant challenges in her life; then she was matched with a black lab guide dog named Fezzi who is helping the young student work towards her dreams. Zoe has a genetic eye condition called Bilateral Colobomas; the disease causes degenerative eyesight and retinal detachment issues.
“I’ve had her for a month now, and I just feel like I can do a lot of things that I didn’t use to do by myself. I go out more, I explore more,” said Garcia.
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“'I've been alone a long time': Blind USF student tells story of getting her first guide dog”