Author(s): Amit Patel
The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours and Kika, the guide dog who changed his life.In 2013, Amit was training to be a trauma surgeon when a condition called keratoconus caused him to lose his sight within thirty-six hours. His life changed forever. Struggling to make even a cup of tea and terrified of stepping outside with a white cane after a number of traumatic travel experiences, he refused to leave home on his own for three months. But then his Guide Dog Kika came along.Matched with her in just six weeks, Amit and Kika started on a journey together, learning how to trust each other before taking to the streets of London and beyond. The partnership would not only give him a renewed lease of life but a new best friend.From the difficulties of visual impairment to becoming a parent for the first time, Kika and Me is the moving, heartwarming story of how one guide dog changed Amit's life.