Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

The True Story of A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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It was 12:30 a.m. on 9/11 and Roselle whimpered at Michael's bedside. As a trained guide dog, when she was 'on the clock' nothing could faze her. But that morning, without her harness, she was free to be scared. In Thunder Dog, follow Michael and his guide dog, Roselle, as their lives are changed forever by two explosions and 1,463 stairs.
Publisher: [Carol Stream, Ill.] : Oasis Audio, p2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781608148936
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital.

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JCLJakeE Jun 05, 2013

Michael Hingson was born premature. Due to poor medical practices he suffered medically induced blindness at only a few weeks old. Michael tells his life story - the story of a blind child, growing up in a small town - learning to get around and develop in a seeing world - learning to ride bike and navigate a town he can't see; how he trained his teachers to teach him; how his parents fought legal battles over bus transportation and fought with public school officials over their desire for their boy to attend public and not special schools; the importance of how blind persons and guide dogs are introduced to one another; and the training and practice that is followed to ensure they live a happy life - the whole thing is amazing to learn about and to be provided with such insight - and everything is laid out during moments of reflection as Michael tells the overarching story of survival - that he was on the 79th floor of the World Trade Center when the first plane hit and it was thanks to a guide dog named Rochelle that he made it out alive. An excellent read for people interested topics of: growing up blind in America, for animal lovers, for people interested in heartwarming stories, for people interest in stories of survival, and for people interested in personal accounts of 9/11.

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