My friend, Sparkles passed away in October of 2010. This summer on June 29th there will be a very special memorial service for her at the National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation Walk of Honor for all her dedication in teaching fire safety with her volunteer firefighter mom, Dayna Hilton. Sparkles is credited with saving the lives of seven children and two adults.
- Barbara Techel
- 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.