Technical Sergeant Gets Guide Dog After Losing Sight in Afghanistan | Community Spirit
An Air Force hero blinded trying to disarm an IED in Afghanistan was given a new companion to help him gain greater independence.
Technical Sergeant Corey Kemp lost his left jaw, suffered several broken bones in his face and lost his sight when the device exploded 18 months ago. On Friday, Kemp received Zeno, a German shepherd trained to be a guide dog.
The guide dog foundation Fidelco gave him the dog after a home check.
"They can match a dog based on my requirements and my lifestyle. They picked a dog brought him out, and it has been a perfect match," TSgt. Kemp said.
Newman's Own Foundation paid the $45,000 for breeding, training, placement and for 10-years of follow-up service.