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Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Helping Young Girls Overcome Fear of Dogs

It is summer again, which means Saturdays at Farmer's Market in Elkhart Lake!  Mom sets up a table with our books and we share our passion about animals with disabilities.

A nice lady named, Kristi stopped at our table at the first market last week.  She told my mom and me that two summers ago she bought my book for her niece Kayle (then 3) and Molly (then 5).  They were both very afraid of dogs... but after meeting me they are not afraid anymore!  Arf-a-roo!

Kristi sent my mom this very sweet picture of Kayle going through the Farmer's Market that summer reading my book.  It is very precious.


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