After suffering a spinal injury in 2006 (known as IVDD) I became paralyzed. After months of physical therapy I was fitted for a custom wheelchair from www.eddieswheels.com and I've been rolling ever since then! I now educate others that IVDD is not a death sentence. There are many options and resources, such as www.dodgerslist.comI am also pawsitively passionate about sharing my message with children. I love helping them look at their challenges in a positive way, and I especially like helping them understand that there is hope-- not matter what their situation. It is fun to also show them that despite having challenges they can each contribute in their own, unique way to their communities. I love doing this by visiting local schools and virtually visiting anywhere in the world by using Skype to visit classrooms that I can't get to in "dog."
Being a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs Incorporated I love visitng Libby's House, Senior Assisted Living (which my 2nd book is about), Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and Memorial Hospital. I also make therapy dog visits upon request to other facilities when I can. In 2009 I was inducted into the Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame as companion dog for all the work I am doing- which does not seem like work- I just love to do it!
My book, Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog has won numerous awards and honors:
*USA News Best Book Award for children's non fiction picture book
*Merial Human-Animal Bond Award from Dog Writer's Association of America
*Editor's Choice from All Books Review
*Indie Excellence Finalist
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