Michael Pierce of Ft. Myers came to Southeastern Guide Dogs for his first guide. It was an encounter on paratransit with a man who had made the transition from a cane to a guide dog that brought him here.
“That guy said that trading in the cane for a guide dog was like going from a Model-T to a Ferrari,” Michael recalls.
Michael’s Ferrari came in the cute little body of a black Labrador named Addy. Watching this pair work, you can see Michael made the right decision as their steps are confident and quick.
Back home in Ft. Myers, this musician (who opened up for the likes of Janis Joplin), turned ADA advocate looks to have a full plate. As a staffer for the Center for Independent Living – Gulf Coast, Michael spends much time working with people with disabilities and sweet little Addy will be a great addition to the team, certainly showing the mobility and independence gained by working with a guide dog.