CSI Files previously reported that CSI: Miami stars Eva La Rue (Natalia Boa Vista) and Omar Miller (Walter Simmons) are working to raise money and awareness during National Guide Dog Month in September. The pair was in San Francisco, California on Saturday to attend a Guide Dogs for the Blind graduation ceremony, where they honored a real-life CSI who lost her sight 20 years ago.
Cecilia von Beroldingen had a brain tumor that caused her to lose full sight in her left eye, and she has very little sight in her right eye. Despite this hurdle, Beroldingen refused to give up her career as an expert in forensic DNA testing. Today, she is the manager of the California Department of Justice Criminalistics Institute Forensic Training Facility in Sacramento. Having a guide dog “has given me the independence and confidence to continue to work and do all the things I need to do,” Beroldingen said at the graduation ceremony.
“We play crime scene investigators on television,” Miller told the audience. “Today we had the pleasure of meeting someone who actually does what we portray on television. She has humbled us and become our hero in a very short period of time. What she does and continues to do with such courage and tenacity is incredible.”
You can see a picture of Miller, Beroldingen and La Rue below, which was posted on La Rue’s Twitter account: