Cally and Apache

Seeing Eye graduate Cally Jordan with her Seeing Eye dog, a black Labrador/golden retriever named Apache, sitting on a bench on the campus of The Seeing Eye.Professor Cally Jordan has traveled -- and taught -- across the world. She's taught at McGill University, Duke Law School, Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown's Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, the Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Law in Hamburg, the London School of Economics, the British Institute for International and Comparative Law, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, the University of Saskatchewan School of Law, and the University of Melbourne... to name just a few! She also spent a decade working for the World Bank, providing expertise on corporate law, financial law, and corporate governance for a number of countries, from Armenia to Vietnam.

But in 2015, Cally became the student when she came to The Seeing Eye to be matched with her first Seeing Eye dog, a black Labrador/golden retriever cross named Apache.

"I thought they were going to give me a little guy," Cally said. "But they gave me this huuuge guy! Look at him!" she said with a laugh, giving the big dog a hug.

"The first time I picked up the harness, it was like entering another world. It was like entering another way of being," she said. "For me, the biggest change in my life is that after the first week, I realized that this is the first time in quite a long time I was able to go out by myself without my husband, or a cane, or a hiking stick. I could just pick up the harness and walk out the door. Today I walked four miles, and two miles of that was in the woods. Two miles in the woods would have been very difficult, and very slow, with a cane. With 'Patch' I can go anywhere."

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