Christine Goodier, 66-years old, is totally deaf in one ear and is nearly deaf on the other. She is being aided by a 2-year old Labrador retriever named Raylene. The hearing dog from Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. serve to alert Christine whenever they are out in public as to what is going on around them.
Raylene was trained and matched with Christine after the 66-year old went through the extensive application process. The process included providing medical records, and a home visit by the organization’s representative.
None of this would have happened if it were not for Christine’s sponsors and the donations that were made.