Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 911

Remembering 9/11
and honoring a Guide Dog Hero

Michael Hingson and his yellow Labrador
 retriever, Roselle, just spent nearly two hours 
trudging down 78 flights of stairs...1,463 stairs of the World Trade Center's Tower One on September 11, 2001.

 Once outside, they were about 100 yards from 
Tower Two when it collapsed, sending tons of debris 
into the sky and thousands of New Yorkers 
running for their lives.

In their mad scramble to get away, Roselle finally found a doorway in which to take cover, which turned out to be a subway station. Just inside was a woman who was disoriented and asking for help. Hingson took her arm and said not to worry, his guide dog would keep her from falling down the stairs.

Roselle was born and trained through Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California.
 She passed away in June 2011 at the age of 13.
 Four months later she was named American Hero Dog for 2011 by the American Humane Association.

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

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