See Differently OPK9 Graduation – 10 Years of impact for unique Assistance Dog Program.
Ten years ago, with expertise in running a successful guide dog program, See Differently with the Royal Society for the Blind, piloted an assistance dog program for veterans, and there’s been no looking back!
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Celebrating a Decade of Impact: Marking 10 years of the See Differently OPK9 Program at our 2024 Graduation
In the last 10 years, the See Differently OPK9 program has achieved remarkable success in pairing 62 veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder with life-changing assistance dogs, providing support and a pathway forward.
At today's moving ceremony, we acknowledged and celebrated the hard work and commitment of our graduates as they start a new chapter with their OPK9 partners.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our fundraisers, corporate partners, and volunteers for their ongoing support. Your contributions have been instrumental in the growth and success of the OPK9 program, enabling us to reach and assist more veterans in need.
See Differently with the Royal Society for the Blind Congratulations on 10 years of the OPK9 Program and to the graduating class. 💜
It was a wonderful ceremony. Awesome work
Well done one and all!
Wonderful day and great work guys
Wow. Time flies. Fabulous. Congratulations.
Beautiful dogs graduating and all their trainers. Well done.
It was a fantastic day
Lovely day, fantastic to see the dogs graduating
Congratulations to everyone your a wonderful team of wonderful people and the gorgeous dogs who complete the cause, bless you all.
We are so happy to be involved with this great organisation. Congratulations to all.
I remember placing the first OPK9 RSB graduate "Gunner" Murray with 16th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery in 2014 , still have the slouch hat presented to me (as a Veteran) by the Regimental Sergeant Major.
Well done all
Keep working together so PTSD can not win.
Is Murray still working.
Are some of the dogs that were some of the first 10 years ago retired now.
Shophie and Prince.
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