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Widow Finds Purpose in Raising Guide Dogs

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Have you ever felt blinded by the difficulties of life and couldn’t figure out where to turn? Meet Lorraine Trapani of Ridgefield, CT. Lorraine’s husband tragically lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. After he passed, Lorraine did the best she could to distract herself with work, gaining nearly 100 pounds in the process. In efforts to implement better structure in her life, she became a raiser for Guiding Eyes For the Blind, a non profit organization that uses volunteers to train dogs for the blind and visually impaired. As part of the 12-16 month long process of socializing her guide dog Merrick, Lorraine saw Merrick helping her become better socialized as well, attending guide dog meetings and eventually joining a weight loss program! Before she knew it, Merrick was ready to fulfill his career as a guide dog and she had lost weight and gained a knew lease on life. Want to stay connected to Guiding Eyes For the Blind? Visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to visit HooplaHa.com ... also... Want to hear more inspiring stories about animals? Visit the Heartwarming Animals YouTube page, part of the HooplaHa Network…and don’t forget to smile!