‘Best friends’ enjoy unshakeable bond

‘Best friends’ enjoy unshakeable bond

The Gosnells resident and her black labrador will volunteer in Guide Dogs WA’s annual street appeal in the CBD on Thursday.

The street appeal, from 7am to 2pm, aims to raise more than $50,000 for Guide Dogs WA.

Ms McSorley-Hayes has 0.3 per cent vision in her right eye and 2.6 per cent in her left, and describes it as ‘looking through chlorinated water’.

‘It is a constant haze and I see no detail, only outlines,’ she said.

Having worked with her ‘best friend’ Morgan for the past two years, Ms McSorley-Hayes said she had found ‘my place in the local community’.

‘Morgan has enabled me to keep my independence,’ she said.

‘Before having Morgan, I was very nervous about doing any sort of outside activity unless I was with family.

‘Morgan has changed my life forever and made me more confident. I’m able to go shopping, catch the bus and train, attend hospital appointments and we even enjoy going to coffee.