Hong Sen was born with Retinal Dystrophy. He only has the perception of light and shadow, and is able to differentiate colours to a certain extent. Hong Sen learnt Braille at the age of 5, and graduated with a Diploma in Information in Technology and is currently studying in university. After his doctor suggested for him to get a Guide Dog, he explored the possibility. The strong desire to live a truly independent life propelled his decision to get a Guide Dog. In 2017, he was paired and matched with his guide dog, Clare.
Clare is the best mobility aid, enabling me to travel more safely and efficiently – but she is so much more than that. She is now my closest companion and best friend, and she empowers me with greater freedom and confidence every day. Clare is now an invaluable part of my life.
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