Guide dog 'saves' blind footballer
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'Best friend' guide dog gives new lease of life to blind footballer

A blind footballer and his guide dog, who he credits with saving him at a "very difficult time", are up for a national award.

Nathan Edge, who's from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, lost his sight when he was 19. He said he "gave up on life", but it was his dog, Hudson, who pulled him out of it.

The 22-year-old is now studying massage therapy at The Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford, and is part of the England blind football development squad.

The two are finalists in the Eukanuba Friends for Life award and the winner will be announced on 12 March.

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