9781400204724

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust At Ground Zero

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  • ISBN13:

    9781400204724

  • ISBN10:

    1400204720

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/7/2012
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

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Summary

A blind man and his guide dog show the power of trust and courage in the midst of devastating terror. It was 12:30 a.m. on 9/11 and Roselle whimpered at Michael's bedside. A thunderstorm was headed east, and she could sense the distant rumbles while her owners slept. 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, and she nudged Michael's hand with her wet nose as it draped over the bedside toward the floor. She needed him to wake up. With a busy day of meetings and an important presentation ahead, Michael slumped out of bed, headed to his home office, and started chipping away at his daunting workload. Roselle, shivering, took her normal spot at his feet and rode out the storm while he typed. By all indications it was going to be a normal day. A busy day, but normal nonetheless. Until they went into the office. In Thunder Dog, follow Michael and his guide dog, Roselle, as their lives are changed forever by two explosions and 1,463 stairs. When the first plane struck Tower One, an enormous boom, frightening sounds, and muffled voices swept through Michael's office while shards of glass and burning scraps of paper fell outside the windows. But in this harrowing story of trust and courage, discover how blindness and a bond between dog and man saved lives and brought hope during one of America's darkest days.

Author Biography

Michael couldn't see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle's judgment and not to panic. They were a team. Thunder Dog is a story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. It illuminates Hingson's lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
The Real Story
Day of Thunderp. 1
1,463 Stairsp. 5
My Other Soul Matep. 15
Hearing the Coffee Tablep. 31
Kicked off the Busp. 47
Driving in the Darkp. 63
Warriors with Guide Dogsp. 79
I Forgot You Are Blindp. 93
Running with Rosellep. 107
We Are Pretty Much Just Like Youp. 121
Woman on Wheelsp. 137
A Brush and a Booda Bonep. 151
Shake Off the Dustp. 167
It's All Worth Itp. 175
Acknowledgmentsp. 179
Timeline for September 11, 2001p. 183
The Courtesy Rules for Blindnessp. 191
Blindness: A Left-Handed Dissertation by Kenneth Jerniganp. 193
Resources for Blindnessp. 205
Notesp. 211
Glossary of Terms Related to Blindnessp. 215
For Further Readingp. 229
About the Authorsp. 231
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