Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory

Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory

This is an incredible story about the journey of a blind man and his guide dog miraculously escaping the seventy-eighth floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower on September 11, 2001.  This story is both encouraging and emotional as you rejoice for the lives that were saved that day but are saddened by the loss of so many heroic people.  Throughout the story Michael discusses the events that took place on September 11th and intertwines stories from his past.  He allows the reader to intimately see into his life of growing up blind.  He includes stories of both his struggles and his triumphs.  This book is also very educational as Michael teaches the importance of a guide dog.  One can gain a better understanding of the strong bond that exists between the owner and the guide dog.  Michael illustrates it beautifully as the bond is similar to that in marriage.  Trust is an essential element for the relationship to work. 

This book is a must read as it is truly an encouraging and educational story.  At the end of the book Michael includes several resources to provide additional education regarding blindness.   

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