Bright Sunlight Dark Shadow – Judy Hale’s life story

Bright Sunlight Dark Shadow is a moving and inspirational life story which Judy hopes will give others a sense of worth no matter what trials they must face.

Following a blessed rural life based around Maramarua, enriched with family love, animals and the land, Judy lost her husband and father of their children in a truck accident. Ten years later she lost her sight, sense of smell and some sense of taste in an equine accident, but this was a new beginning.

At the heart of Judy’s story is her courageous reclaiming of a life she had loved before the accident. Horses helped in Judy’s post-accident recovery too, ably assisted by Ted, the country’s first guide dog trained specifically for a farm environment. She got back in the saddle then settled into a life of breeding horses, travelling and writing. Judy moved to Cambridge in 1994 and quickly found her feet, joining a walking group, taking on motivational speaking engagements and helping others through the Cambridge Blind and Vision Impaired Support Group. She also fundraised for guide dogs and continued her thoroughbred line.

Proceeds donated to The Blind Foundation and its Guide Dogs.  Available from Cambridge PaperPlus Cost: $35.00 or by post from samantha.lifestories@gmail.com  plus $5.00 P&P within New Zealand.