The Guide Dog Team at Bridge to Brisbane
GDQ team with Kimberley at Bridge to Brisbane
Kimberley (right) with some of her Bridge to Brisbane team members

Kimberley Duffin was a champion runner from Toowoomba who stopped running when her vision worsened to the point that she was totally blind in one eye, with very low vision remaining in the other.

After seeking assistance from Guide Dogs in 2014, Kimberley has been working towards her goal of getting back on the track and was excited to have the chance to participate in the Bridge to Brisbane in late August.

“I have missed the experience of being able to run competitively so I was really excited when I was able to be part of Bridge to Brisbane with Guide Dogs,” she said.

Kimberley successfully completed the race and felt a massive sense of achievement when she crossed the finish line. She proved to herself that she is more than capable of continuing her passion for running, despite her vision impairment.

Kimberley was just one of our wonderful team members who participated in the 10 kilometre race with the assistance of a sighted guide. From all of us at Guide Dogs, a big thanks to all our suppawters, our sighted guide assistants and the clients who bravely put their paws up to be part of the race!

With your suppawt, we are able to continue providing our vital services to help Queenslanders who are blind or vision impaired reach their goals. Click here to make a donation today.

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