One week from today, Sparkles' memorial service will be held at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Walk of Honor on the National Emergency Training in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The memorial service has taken over 7 months of planning and live streaming will begin at 11:00am ET, 10:00am CST, June 29th, http://www.sparklesthefiresafetydog.com/sparklesmemorialservice.html
- 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.