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A dozen blind children and teenagers attended an event that gave them the opportunity to get up close and personal with dolphins.
Guide Dogs of Hawaii are decided to provide their clients with not only guide dogs but with technology aids.
Swimming with dolphins is a new activity they are hoping to offer to their clients.
“It’s actually such a meaningful experience for them to actually touch them and get the sensory experience,” says Jeanne Torres, executive director of Guide Dogs of Hawaii.
A 15-year-old named Ezra White mentioned that this was the only opportunity that he had to ever come in contact with sea life.
“Sea animals are very important for me culturally. I have much respect for them” he says.
Dolphin Quest tailors their programs for all, including those with disabilities and/or physical challenges.
“I think it will be easy to be introducing these special guests to our animals because they know about that human partner bond,” said Julie Rocho-Levine, manager of marine animals at Dolphin Quest.
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