Posts Tagged ‘Ed Eames’

Ed Eames fought for rights of disabled

By Paula Lloyd © The Fresno Bee, California — Ed Eames, who lost his sight at age 42, spent the rest of his life advocating for the needs of people with disabilities. Mr. Eames, 79, who died Sunday, worked to improve bus service for the disabled, founded an organization for people who use assistance dogs and lobbied for more sidewalks…. READ ARTICLE

An Aide for the Disabled, a Companion, and Nice and Furry

By Walecia Konrad © The New York Times — Because she suffers from a rare genetic disorder, 17-year-old Siobhan O’Connor walks with braces and cannot speak. Her assistance dog, Gaynor, helps Siobhan keep her balance and navigate crowds when she leaves her Santa Monica, Calif., home. The dog can also pick up dropped items or open and close doors…. READ STORY