Please Help Guiding Eyes For the Blind’s Heeling Autism Win $250,000 from Pepsi

Unfortunately, Laugh For Sight is a small foundation, and we don’t have the backing yet to compete with the big boys, but Guiding Eyes For the Blind who we raise money for, and where I got the great Nash is in competition to win $250,000 for their heeling autism program. Please take your time to click on this link to vote for Guiding Eyes For the Blind, and help the kids. You can vote every day through the month of August.
http://www.refresheverything.com/autismdogsforchildren

In fact, the trainer who trained Nash at Guiding Eyes is now working with the Heeling Autism program. I guess after training Nash and me, Susan need an easier challenge. HA. Guiding Eyes is currently in 11th place in the voting, and I believe the top two vote getters receive funds, so they are in striking distance. Unfortunately the site is not the most visually impaired friendly, so you can also text in your vote daily by sending  text 101731 to 73774.

Nash has gotten into a bad habit. Waking Me Up. Since Summer started Nash has gone back to sleeping in his own bed as it is way to hot for the two of us to be in the same bed, which was very nice of him. I do think he wants to know how come he doesn’t get to sleep in the big bed, as he does get into my bed while I am still up watching tv, then when I come over to go to sleep, he shakes himself awake, stares at me as if to say what are you doing, then jumps down into his bed, the doggie bed. Well, my sleep pattern has been way off, which is ok, as I am making a lot of calls out West for Laugh For Sight, so waking up later and working to ten at night has been ok, but Nash does not seem to like me sleeping in. Certain mornings, he will shake himself awake, start headbutting my bed, then jumps into my bed, and starts nudging me awake. Now if it is after ten, I don’t mind this, as I know he is hungary and wants to go outside, but some morning he does it at seven or eight, and since some nights I dont go to bed until three or four, this is annoying. I guess Nash figures, if he is awake, I should be awake. What Nash does not realize, is after he eats and goes out for walk, he goes back to bed, and in the big bed, I go the computer to work. He’s lucky he is so cute, as he can get away with anything.

11 Responses to “Please Help Guiding Eyes For the Blind’s Heeling Autism Win $250,000 from Pepsi”

  1. Lorraine Says:

    Thanks Brian for helping promote Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Heeling Autism program. If everyone who follows this blog voted everyday, we would stand a really good chance of winning one of the two grants! You can actually vote twice each day: once via the link, and on your cell phone by sending a txt. All of the information can be found on the link provided. In case you can’t read it, text 101731 to 73774. Thanks for you support.
    Hey Brian,
    Do they make sleep masks for dogs? Maybe if Nash didn’t realize it’s morning he might sleep in.

  2. Barbara Fischler Says:

    wow. I just read this. Since I have worked with children in the autistic spectrum for so many years, I am definitely on board with this. What a great combination of two tremendous causes

    • Lorraine Says:

      Great Barbara! Can you please spread the word to others you worked with? I’m really excited about this!
      Thanks.

  3. blindgator Says:

    I just wish they would have made the website more visually impaired friendly, as it is impossible to use for us blind folk. GEB should send their eblasts out asking people to vote with more detailed instructions to make it easier for us to use.

  4. Lorraine Says:

    That does seem a bit odd. You know more folks there than I do. Is there someone there you could contact? Maybe start with the webmaster? I’m sorry the blind and visually impaired communities can’t read these.

  5. Barbara Fischler Says:

    actually Lorraine…I had a hard time with this. Please give me more detailed instructions about how to vote because when I tried to vote for guiding eyes I never got to the correct tab.

  6. blindgator Says:

    A ha, so it wasn’t just us blind folk that had trouble with the site. Nash has his annual check up at the AMC tomorrow. I am sure all will go well. He is currently snoozing away in my bed, i guess he is resting up for the trek all the way East.

  7. Barbara Fischler Says:

    Hope all went well particularly with his ears!!!

  8. Nora Guros Says:

    what a wonderful resource. who would have thought our beloved pets could be so knowlegable?

  9. Frank Alexander Says:

    I’d like to voice my opinion concerning the GED Pepsi grant voting. “We”, as supporters of GEB, had no quams going through the steps required to cast a vote. The individuals who would have liked to voted may have been apprehensive because of the Pepsi website itself. With all the computer viruses going around, not only was the website difficult to navigate (especially for a blind person), but after getting onto the Pepsi website, you were required to “temporarily allowed pop ups,” then you were redirected to another page which requested your e-mail address and password, then you needed to type in the requested images shown (many of which I had trouble seeing). It was very annoying. Everyday I receive an e-mail reminder from TheAnimalRescueSite.com inorder to donate food for shelter animals in need. It’s a “one click” operation. Had the Pepsi site conducted the voting without the hassles, I think there would have been a greater response. I’m truly sorry things didn’t go as hoped. Any feed back on my thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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