[nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide HORSE because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily Mail, November 14 2010

Gloria Whipple fairyfoot at webband.com
Wed Nov 17 00:16:37 CST 2010


Give me a break!


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-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Lauren Merryfield
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide
HORSE because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily Mail,
November 14 2010

Hi,
Say what?
Thanks
Lauren
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jedi" <loneblindjedi at samobile.net>
To: <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide 
HORSE because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily Mail, 
November 14 2010


> Wom wom. Ba da dum Bish.
>
> Respectfully,
> Jedi
>
> Original message:
>> I can't say I greet this with unbridled enthusiasm!
>
>> Mike
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Nightingale, Noel" <Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov>
>> To: <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:45 AM
>> Subject: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide 
>> HORSE
>> because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily Mail,
>> November 14 2010
>
>
>>> Thought this article might be of interest to the list.
>
>>> Link:
>>>
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329398/Blind-woman-buys-guide-HORSE
-strict-Muslim-parents-consider-dogs-unclean.html#ixzz15FmZlVWq
>
>>> Text:
>>> Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide HORSE because her
>>> strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean
>>> By Daily Mail Reporter
>>> November 14, 2010
>
>>> The 28-year-old's strictly religious parents would not allow a dog in 
>>> the
>>> house, considering the animal unclean.
>
>>> But then Miss Ramouni stumbled across a website article about miniature
>>> guide horses in April 2008.
>
>>> 'It was something that I never thought about for myself,' she said.
>
>>> Photo:  Leading the blind: Mona Ramouni has bought and trained a 
>>> miniature
>>> horse, Cali, to be her guide
>
>>> The psychology student used three years of savings from her job at a
>>> Braille proofreading company to pay for a horse to be trained to act as
>>> her guide.
>
>>> Photo:  Refreshment break: Miss Ramouni treats Cali to some water
>
>>> Since welcoming three-year-old guide horse Cali into her Dearborn,
>>> Michigan, home last year, Miss Ramouni has seen her life turned around.
>
>>> Cali measures about 2ft 6in tall and has been taught to stand still
>>> indoors. She also helps Miss Ramouni get out of vehicles and move 
>>> through
>>> crowds.
>
>>> Her proud mistress said: 'She is an awesome little horse. What I really
>>> want is to be able to take her places neither of us would have been able
>>> to go without each other.
>
>>> 'Before Cali, I had given up. I got to the point where I thought, 'I'm
>>> going to get nothing out of my life'. Cali has given me the confidence
>>> back I used to have as a kid.'
>
>>> Born three months premature, Miss Ramouni lost her sight shortly after
>>> birth.
>
>>> Among the challenges she had to overcome in order for Cali to stay at 
>>> her
>>> home were getting a permit to place a large shed in her family's garden
>>> and to find a farrier to look after the horse's hooves.
>
>>> Her friends warned her it would be a difficult thing to do.
>
>>> But Miss Ramouni said: 'The more everybody told me "No, don't do it," 
>>> the
>>> more I wanted to do it,' she said. 'I got to a point in my life where I
>>> thought... "Why should I settle for something less than I can have?"
>
>>> 'There have been so many obstacles. People said 'You'll never find a 
>>> vet.
>>> You'll never find a farrier." I found them all.'
>
>>> She added: 'More than even the independence, I found that Cali showed me
>>> that there are possibilities.'
>
>>> Photo:  Horses for courses: Miss Ramouni and Cali attend a seminar at
>>> Michigan State University
>
>>> Photo:  Cali helps his proud mistress cross the road. Miss Ramouni spent
>>> three years saving to buy the 2ft 6in tall horse
>
>
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