Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thunder Dog Guide At Ground Zero

Thunder Dog
On September 11, 2001 Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle employed faith, trust, and teamwork to climb down seventy-eight stories of stairs to escape the top of the north tower of the World Trade Center.

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust is not just the accounting of that thunderous attack at Ground Zero and the 1,463 steps this man and his guide dog for the blind would take to safety on 9-11. It is the real story of a man and his dog who live life to the fullest—before, during, and after that fatal day in September.

Foreward to Larry King Live

Larry King wrote the foreward for "Thunder Dog" and presented author Hingson and his dog Roselle on the Larry King Live show for an interview in 2002, one year after the 9-11 attack.

Author Michael Hingson and Roselle have moved forward from that devastating day. Both are an inspiration to others, with Hingson retelling their story of trust amid tragedy on September 11.

While Roselle has since passed over the Rainbow Bridge, Hingson continues as a motivational speaker encouraging all of us to trust in that which we can control, not to worry about that which is out of our control.

Roselle is to be commended as one of the hero dogs of 9-11, and in fact she was, having received numerous awards for her service on that day. As we reflect upon this day of attack on America, sixteen years ago, may we remember all of the honorable Dog Heroes of September 11th.

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