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Thunder Dog Faith Trust Triumph I Trust Roselle With My Life, Every Day She Trusts Me To Direct Her And Today Is No Different, Except The Stakes Are Higher Michael HingsonFirst Came The Boom The Loud, Deep, Unapologetic Bellow That Seemed To Erupt From The Very Core Of The Earth Eerily, The Majestic High Rise Slowly Leaned To The South On The Seventy Eighth Floor Of The World Trade Center S North Tower, No Alarms Sounded, And No One Had Information About What Had Happened At Am On September , What Should Have Been A Normal Workday For Thousands Of People All That Was Known To The People Inside Was What They Could See Out The Windows Smoke And Fire And Millions Of Pieces Of Burning Paper And Other Debris Falling Through The AirBlind Since Birth, Michael Couldn T See A Thing, But He Could Hear The Sounds Of Shattering Glass, Falling Debris, And Terrified People Flooding Around Him And His Guide Dog, Roselle However, Roselle Sat Calmly Beside Him In That Moment, Michael Chose To Trust Roselle S Judgment And Not To Panic They Are A Team Thunder Dog Allows You Entry Into The Isolated, Fume Filled Chamber Of Stairwell B To Experience Survival Through The Eyes Of A Blind Man And His Beloved Guide Dog Live Each Moment From The Second A Boeing Hits The North Tower, To The Harrowing Stairwell Escape, To Dodging Death A Second Time As Both Towers Fold Into The EarthIt S The Story That Will Forever Change Your Spirit And Your Perspective Thunder Dog Illuminates Hingson S Lifelong Determination To Achieve Parity In A Sighted World, And How The Rare Trust Between A Man And His Guide Dog Can Inspire An Unshakable Faith In Each One Of Us


10 thoughts on “Thunder Dog

  1. says:

    A guide dog navigates her blind human down 78 flights of stairs on 9 11 Under any circumstance, this feat would be inspiring, but, given the chaos that prevailed, and that the dog had never traversed these stairs, her performance was amazing.Actually, Hingson doesn t say much about the dog s performance To my surprise, then, I turned a page to a new chapter It consisted of the 23d Psalm in italics The Lord is my shepherd Huh No disrespect to God, but this book is about a dog who is a sh A guide dog navigates her blind human down 78 flights of stairs on 9 11 Under any circumstance, this feat would be inspiring, but, given the chaos that prevailed, and that the dog had never traversed these stairs, her performance was amazing.Actually, Hingson doesn t say much about the dog s performance To my surprise, then, I turned a page to a new chapter It consisted of the 23d Psalm in italics The Lord is my shepherd Huh No disrespect to God, but this book is about a dog who is a shepherd.Hingson then goes on, as many survivors do, to aver God saved him God wanted him to escape If that s true, then God must have wanted all the others to die So, Mr Hingson, what makes you so special that God saved you What made those who died so undeserving tnat God didn t save them One reason Hingson escaped is that the plane didn t crash into his floor So, did God direct the trajectories of the hijacked planes so Hingson would be saved If so, God must have guided the terrorists and He let them do what they did.I don t believe God wanted the Towers destroyed It s the nature of evil that the innocent suffer, and chance determines who lives and dies If it s Divine Intervention that saves some, then those who aren t saved die because God wants them dead


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    How many children are blind 1.5 million children in the world are legally blind and only few cares for them Some family abandoned babies that are born blind but few are strong enough to live and nourish their blind child as a strong willed man in the future We thought that they are not capable to do things like normal people but we were mesmerized by the fact that they don t have eyes that can work steadily, in the end, blind men show us that they can do like a regular person.I encountered fe How many children are blind 1.5 million children in the world are legally blind and only few cares for them Some family abandoned babies that are born blind but few are strong enough to live and nourish their blind child as a strong willed man in the future We thought that they are not capable to do things like normal people but we were mesmerized by the fact that they don t have eyes that can work steadily, in the end, blind men show us that they can do like a regular person.I encountered few blind people and they were strong and nice people They valued life and live life to the fullest but there are people who do not value them and recognize them as normal I pity those people and I m glad I m not one of them Thunder Dog A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, a blind man show courage and heroism to survive and save a life from 9 11 tragedy The story of a blind man stepping into a world of danger without a vision but only a dog that can help him out to one of the tallest skyscraper that been built for years Michael Hingson, the hero and the survivor of the 9 11 tragedy, made a history for blind people He show how strong he is and how an animal and human connects to each other Very encouraging and heartwarming story, plus, it will give you goosebumps while reading it.How did he survive in the building Many people survived in tragedies and only few survived and few of them believe that God is at their side helping them The true power of faith and connection to God and his dog become a major factor that Michael Hingson survived If we continue to believe no matter what happen, there is no impossible that we can t get what we wanted.This short book is full of surprises, nobody know where those odd events will happen Imagine yourself as a blind walking in the stairs with a guide dog and a friend, next thing, a burned girl pass through you and manyThis keep me realize how dangerous the situation was and my hair is keep on standing The pressure made the book continue to it s full blast and the most important is the lesson we learned.I recommend this book to those who love inspirational book, animal lovers, 9 11 or anyone who is curious to knowabout blind people I guarantee that everyone will enjoy this book much as I do Let the light show you the true path and save you from evil No matter what happen be calm and believe How many people died that time I don t have any idea and the book mentioned two thousand eight hundred twenty five innocents died that time Consider that some people are lucky enough because it was the Election Day and it happened early in the morning I m very young that time and don t have any idea what I saw in the TV but my parents were freaking while watching international news Pray. Special thanks to BookSneeze and to the publisher for sharing a free copy of the book Review posted on Old Fashioned Reader.Rating Thunder Dog A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson and Susy Flory, 4 SweetsChallenges Book 232 for 2011


  3. says:

    Thunder Dog offers a glimmer of hope and joy amidst the chaos and pain of a horrific disaster, in the form of a guide dog that joined heroes in the search for survivors It s a detailed, edge of your seat kind of novel that brings some inspiration to that horrible day 16 years ago.


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    TL DR Blind people can dothan you think they can Also, if you get to pick your parents, make sure you get supportive ones who encourage you to do all you can vs the mollycoddling kind.I feel disappointed, and I almost feel like I should apologize for it but I won t I expected a book titled Thunder Dog to, you know, deal a bitwith the dog Instead it was a long motivational speech With occasional God silliness and OBTW I walked down the stairs on 9 11.Hingson has a chip on hi TL DR Blind people can dothan you think they can Also, if you get to pick your parents, make sure you get supportive ones who encourage you to do all you can vs the mollycoddling kind.I feel disappointed, and I almost feel like I should apologize for it but I won t I expected a book titled Thunder Dog to, you know, deal a bitwith the dog Instead it was a long motivational speech With occasional God silliness and OBTW I walked down the stairs on 9 11.Hingson has a chip on his shoulder Understandably but he claims to speak for all blind people, and that s just not reasonable or even fair I kept flashing back to Mr Garc a, my high school physics and calculus teacher My mentor One of the best men I ve known Also blind Also proud deservedly so But I feel confident that Hingson does not speak for Mr Garc a.Ultimately, Hingson s message is lost he asks don t treat us any differently while also prescribing here s how to treat us meaning how to treat me That s fine if I happen to meet you, Mr Hingson, but the world is not one size fits all Each creature I meet, blind or deaf or blonde or crinkly nosed, will have different desires in how to be treated Let us listen and discover one on one


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    really didn t know what to expect when I bought this book for my kindle, but it was 1.99 and involved a dog and 9 11 Two things that I find interesting, so I went for it.Wow It was really good I don t want to say too much as to give away the highlights of the book but essentially you re guided through Michael s experiences on 9 11 as well as some of his experiences throughout his life Being that Michael is blind and has been from birth , the book offers a lot of insight to the life of a b really didn t know what to expect when I bought this book for my kindle, but it was 1.99 and involved a dog and 9 11 Two things that I find interesting, so I went for it.Wow It was really good I don t want to say too much as to give away the highlights of the book but essentially you re guided through Michael s experiences on 9 11 as well as some of his experiences throughout his life Being that Michael is blind and has been from birth , the book offers a lot of insight to the life of a blind person in North America something I d never thought to consider or wonder about, but found really fascinating Michael talks about learning to get around as a kid as well as the thrill of getting a guide dog.Being the dork that I am, after finishing it, one morning I decided to try to shower and get ready with my eyes closed I have an advantage as I ve already seen the location of everything so when I close my eyes, I can think from memory where things are located I last about one minute in the shower until I decided I d probably kill myself shaving and gave up I saw a blind runner during the marathon with a running aid and almost teared up how freaking cool is that I almost complimented her during the race, but then I thought back to Michael s mindset that just because someone is blind, doesn t mean they re different Blind people want to be treated as equals and respect just as anyone else, not called out for their difference Actually, in the end of the book there was an article comparing the world for blind people to the world for left handed people, just on a much smaller scale I m left handed so I found this really interesting Think of it, the world really is set up to be most convenient for right handed people.we shake with our right hands, zippers on purses are set up for a right handed person as are the dials on watches Heck, even ice cream scoopers are made for left handed people although they do make left handed scoopers I had one ordered for me when I worked at Whitey s Ice Cream in high school Any who, the book drew tears to my eyes, a few times, but to be honest, I am a crier I definitely recommend this book


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    What if you were blind, on the 78th floor of Twin Tower 1, at the time the plane crashed into it Wow Just wow This book flips between 9 11 and Michael s life, being blind almost from birth Not only is the story of how he survived 9 11 breathtaking and almost tear jerking , but it also highlights his faith in God and how he entrusted his life to God s care when fear could have instead taken place.This book takes you on a journey through Michael s life, how he overcame obstacles and lived his What if you were blind, on the 78th floor of Twin Tower 1, at the time the plane crashed into it Wow Just wow This book flips between 9 11 and Michael s life, being blind almost from birth Not only is the story of how he survived 9 11 breathtaking and almost tear jerking , but it also highlights his faith in God and how he entrusted his life to God s care when fear could have instead taken place.This book takes you on a journey through Michael s life, how he overcame obstacles and lived his life just like everyone else He focuses on how being blind didn t limit him and how the treatment of others toward his blindness either helped or hurt though, amazingly, he has such an amazing attitude toward people who just don t understand.I can t think of acohesive way to write a review, but you just need to read this book It was truly amazing because of the terror of 9 11 and a few minor references, I would recommend this to readers 14


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    The title is a little misleading It is not a book about Roselle, who happens to be the author s seeing eye dog It isabout the author, his blindness, him overcoming his handicap, him trying to get others to overlook his handicap, and walking down the stairs of World Trade Center s north tower after the first plane hit I liked this It sounded like a pep talk for living your life to the fullest, even if you have a handicap His dog sounded perfect I wish we hadinfo on her.


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    It s been hours since I finished reading the book and I can still feel the flow of emotions I had while reading it Although, I am amazed at how Michael Hingson overcame his disability the feeling of being awe inspired is also mixed with a feeling of dread at what happened on 9 11 To be able to read it from the perspective of a survivor somehow makes it all real for me Of course, all that is real However, being on the other side of the globe when all that happened, I felt somehow detached l It s been hours since I finished reading the book and I can still feel the flow of emotions I had while reading it Although, I am amazed at how Michael Hingson overcame his disability the feeling of being awe inspired is also mixed with a feeling of dread at what happened on 9 11 To be able to read it from the perspective of a survivor somehow makes it all real for me Of course, all that is real However, being on the other side of the globe when all that happened, I felt somehow detached like all that was just surreal In fact, I don t even remember what I was doing at that time while all that was happening Now, after reading his book, I feel that I have been there myself I felt that I too have survived the attack on 9 11 I can only imagine, but what I have imagined is already too great for me to take in All in all, it s a good read I was even surprised that I enjoyed it since this is not normally the type of book I d pick up from the book shelves of a bookstore to buy let alone borrow from a library It s simply something that someone suggested that I read and I simply said, why not I m grateful to that person Because, from now on I may have a different attitude when it comes to facing a difficult situation in life


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    At first glance one would think Thunder Dog is a moving and inspirational tale of a blind man and his guide dog who survived 9 11 in the World Trade Center, but it is so muchthan that Thunder Dog is as much a about the story of Michael Hingson s life as it is about that fateful day at Ground Zero Complete with Courtesy Rules for Blindness and a dissertation by former National Federation of the Blind president Kenneth Jernigan, Thunder Dog is an excuse the expression eye opening piece o At first glance one would think Thunder Dog is a moving and inspirational tale of a blind man and his guide dog who survived 9 11 in the World Trade Center, but it is so muchthan that Thunder Dog is as much a about the story of Michael Hingson s life as it is about that fateful day at Ground Zero Complete with Courtesy Rules for Blindness and a dissertation by former National Federation of the Blind president Kenneth Jernigan, Thunder Dog is an excuse the expression eye opening piece of literature


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    I recommend you read this book, if you want to read an inspiring book about the human spirit during one of the darkest days in United States history The author turned a horrible moment and found inspiration and deepened his faith from the experience I believe anybody would find this book inspiring no matter what religion they are I enjoyed learning about how the author Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle escaped the World Trade Center Building 1 after it was attacked on 9 11 The author I recommend you read this book, if you want to read an inspiring book about the human spirit during one of the darkest days in United States history The author turned a horrible moment and found inspiration and deepened his faith from the experience I believe anybody would find this book inspiring no matter what religion they are I enjoyed learning about how the author Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle escaped the World Trade Center Building 1 after it was attacked on 9 11 The author writes about the descent down the staircases with a coworker, David and their ordeal that frightful day He tells of the many ways he has dealt with being blind since birth, and the different technology that he uses He also explains how his parents wanted him to be mainstreamed and taught him to be independent, which it sounds like he truly is I learned from reading this book about the prejudices that occur against people with blindness, and how to treat blind people when you are with them.I feel better after reading this book, even though there are evil people in the world One realizes that being angry is not a helpful emotion I like the author s attitude when he has issues about being blind and people did not treat him well The author also wrote a chapter from his wife s prospective, once she realized that her husband was in the World Trade Center when it got attacked, what she was thinking and doing till she heard he was safe.The author did a wonderful job of interpreting Psalm 23The Lord is my shepherd The book is excellent and I would love to hear the author speak publicly since he must be very inspiring to hear I love the author s ten things he learned from his guide dogs called Guide Dog Wisdom.I read the book on my Kindle I wish the book would have shown Popular Highlights, like other books on my Kindle often does Reading Popular Highlights makes forinteresting reading, but I won t drop it a star because of this I myself highlighted 30 different times while reading this book.Here are some of my favorite highlights I like the part when Mike helped someone down the stairs into the subway area, when there was a cloud of dust that made it difficult to see He states, This time the blind really is leading the blind, but why should that be unusual After all, helping this lady is what teamwork is all about.The story about how Mike and his guide dog ran into Peter Falk in an airport and he rubbed his dog s belly was amusing, He spent ten minutes on his knees on the carpet, scratching her stomach I could picture Peter Falk doing this I always thought Peter Falk seemed nice Persistent anger isn t productive So I choose engagement sight is not the only game in town Blindness is not a handicap it s something I ve always lived with The real handicap comes from the prejudices people have about blindness But, I also decided to live out the rest of my life on the why not principle And those two words are my secret, the secret behind blind power, Why not Why not ride a bikeWhy not try it all, just to see if I can do it A wise man once said that we all have disabilities it s just that most of them are invisible The experiences of today, as nightmarish as they have been, are also an opportunity, a chance to learn and to grow I m not sure yet what the lessons are, but I know they will be there We need to continue to dream, and we need to learn how to work with each other We can t let fear paralyze us We must carry on The best way we can honor those we lost in the fires of September 11 is by moving forward and building a better society through trust and teamwork We can make it happen We need to dream, to dare, and to do I lived a nightmare at Ground Zero, but even a nightmare can turn into a happy ending if we refuse to give in to fear