Eliot Russman, Fidelco's CEO & Executive DirectorEnduring Optimism

There's nothing more optimistic or hopeful than seeing our clients pick up the harness handle and enthusiastically conquer the roads ahead with their Fidelco guide dog partners. Whether first-time clients, or successors, these exceptionally courageous men and women have made a life-changing decision to entrust Fidelco with their safety.

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

Helen Keller

Only with the compassionate support of Fidelco's donors - you - are we able to create these enduring partnerships that overcome many obstacles and challenges in a world that presumes everyone has the gift of sight. We are grateful and humbled by your trust.

This issue of FidelcoNews embraces the theme of optimism and progress we see every day. It also shares the deliberate and persevering work that's required to transform lives

Step by step, energetic puppies - encouraged with tremendous amounts of love from volunteer puppy raisers and supported by Fidelco's talented, professional trainers - become incredible guide dog partners. Gradually, our clients' first, small steps with their new guide dog partners become confident strides on their journey to improve their lives and the world around them.

Thank you for supporting uninterrupted hope for our clients. Thank you for being an exceptional partner.



Eliot D. Russman
President & Chief Executive Officer