Loolan & Ria (2016)
In Loving Memory of Loolan:
At the peak of her career, Loolan was diagnosed with a genetic vision condition that led her to leave her job as an architect designer. To remain mobile and independent, she learnt to use the white cane through GDS’s Orientation & Mobility training and applied for a guide dog.
Her guide dog, Ria, was more than a mobility aid. While Loo Lan was fighting breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, Ria was there to support her by providing companionship, sparked happiness and empowered her with the confidence she needed to walk with her head held high. She was able to regain the active lifestyle she had longed for.
Ria is now retired and has been adopted by a loving family friend to live the rest of her life.