Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thunder Dog-True Story!

This is a true story of how Michael Hingson survived 9/11 with his guide dog, Thunder.  This is not only a great narrative of the events that happened to Michael that day but also shares about Michael's life and how he coped with his blindness.  And it includes how Michael came about to getting his guide dog and eventually, Roselle, the dog that saved his life that day in the Twin Towers.

This book will amaze you at what Michael was able to accomplish even while he was a boy despite his blindness.  He shares how his parents supported him and loved him so much that they would not send him to a home for the blind even when they were told when Michael was just weeks old that he was hopelessly and incurably blind.  Instead they treated him as a normal son and again, you will be amazed at what he was able and encouraged to do, not only as a young boy, but later as a college student.

This book should encourage you to try to do what others say you can not do.  It will educate you on the training of guide dogs and how special they are.  It will involve you in the events of 9/11.  But hopefully it will also open your eyes that blind people want to be accepted as normal, just like you and me.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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