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Daisy is learning to lead others

Daisy ambles across the waiting room of Midwest Eye Consultants. An ornament on the office Christmas tree catches her attention and she stops and stares at it.

Her handler, Dr. Lindsey Culver, is next to her, making sure puppy curiosity doesn’t get the best of Daisy, or the tree.

Dr. Culver and her family are raising Daisy, a Black Lab, to one day be a leader dog. They are working with Leader Dogs for the Blind, a group that, according to its mission statement, seeks to empower “people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel.”

“I first heard of the organization after Midwest Eye made this our company wide cause,” she said. “The more I learned, the more I loved the idea; it really stuck with me.

Posted on 2020 Jan 21