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

By Michael Hingson, Susy Flory

Faith. belief. Triumph.

“I’m sorry,” the surgeon stated. “He is completely and completely blind. there's not anything we will do for him.”

George and Sarah Hingson checked out one another, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was once a cheerful, strawberry blond child boy, fit and basic in each manner other than one. while the Hingsons switched on a gentle or made foolish faces, Michael didn't react. Ever. “My top recommendation is that you simply ship him to a house for the blind,” the medical professional persisted. “He seriously isn't in a position to do something for himself.”

Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever dog used to be born within the whelping unit of consultant canines for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppy’s identify was once Roselle. On September eleven, 2001, she kept Michael’s lifestyles. this can be Roselle’s tale too.

―From the Introduction

Every second in Michael Hingson’s and Roselle’s lives looked as if it would lead as much as today. while one in every of 4 hijacked planes flew into the realm exchange Center’s north tower on September eleven, 2001, Michael Hingson, a district revenues supervisor for a knowledge safeguard and community protection platforms corporation, was once sitting down for a gathering. His advisor puppy, Roselle, was once at his toes. Paired for twenty-one months, guy and puppy spent that point forging a bond of belief, very similar to police companions who belief their lives to one another.

Michael couldn’t see a specific thing, yet he may possibly listen the sounds of shattering glass, falling particles, and terrified humans flooding round him and Roselle. despite the fact that, Roselle sat flippantly beside him. In that second, Michael selected to belief Roselle’s judgment and never to panic. They have been a team.

Thunder Dog is a narrative that might without end swap your spirit and your standpoint. It illuminates Hingson’s lifelong choice to accomplish parity in a sighted international and the way the infrequent belief among a guy and his advisor puppy can encourage an unshakable religion in every one of us.

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