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The true life story of a dog who changed everything for one woman. For the first time in my life, I didn't need to pretend, I didn't need to be tough: I only needed to be honest. "I have cerebral palsy. I walk funny and my balance is bad. I fall a lot. My hands shake, too. That means I'm not so good at carrying things. And if I drop stuff, sometimes it's hard to just bend down and get it." I waited anxiously for the interviewer's response. She smiled. "It sounds like a service dog could be great for you." So began Leigh Brill's journey toward independence and confidence, all thanks to a trained companion dog named Slugger. The struggling college student and the Labrador with a "a coat like sunshine" and a tail that never stopped wagging became an instant team. Together, they transformed a challenge into a triumph. Together, they inspired and educated everyone they met. Now, Leigh honors her friend with the story of their life, together.

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A Dog Named Slugger
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November 13th, 2015
While the ending was sad, the book was wonderful. I need another just like it. While I know all dogs die, it is difficult
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A Dog Named Slugger
October 18th, 2015
Having any thing good about having cerebral palsy . Meeting Slugger a learning assist dog meeting for the frist time one scard women needing assistance and one rambunctious golden lad just learning his ropes on how his new partner will treat him. Slugger did a good thing for her, steading her wobbly steps, carring her belongings and retrving her droped things her was her contant in a volatile world , thoughshe could not trust her own body to do what she wanted to do . She could depend on her service dog with his promise for her no matter what . That promise brought her strenth, courage, and self confidence.
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A Dog named Slugger
March 25th, 2014
The fabulous, true story of a woman with cerebral palsy, who learns the true and total value of a service dog as they progress through their bittersweet years together. This book is extremely well written, and a great family book. It has almost everything- comedy, romance, and a great storyline, and it will definitely keep your attention all the way through. But be aware, if you're looking for action, this isn't your book.
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Inspirational Read
August 16th, 2013
Loved this book
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