Lauren Shoemaker to Speak at Marcellus Rotary Club
Linda Damato, Regional Marketing Manager – 03/28/2009
Lauren Shoemaker recently accepted an invitation to share her story with the Marcellus Rotary Club members. It all started with Lauren’s Senior Project which required her to research a vocation and to present the knowledge she acquired from her studies. Lauren took this task on and went far beyond the requirements, taking the experiential hands-on approach to learning by raising a guide dog puppy, Asbury. In her presentation, she spoke about the tremendous impact guide dogs have in the life of a blind person and the journey these dogs take from birth to guide dogs. The Marcellus Rotary Club made a generous donation to Guiding Eyes on behalf of the work of Lauren and Asbury. Each Rotarian who was present at Lauren’s marvelous presentation came away with a far greater appreciation of the miracles that Guiding Eyes creates with each and every guide dog team that graduates. As with most puppy raisers, raising a puppy to become someone’s Guiding Eyes has had a life-changing impact on Lauren’s life and in the lives of those around her!
Congratulations, Lauren and Asbury!