The story of a boy living with Type 1 and his family's journey to raise and train a diabetic alert dog.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Book Review of Elle and Coach

Elle and Coach by Stefany Shaheen with Mark Dagostino is a heartfelt, authentic, engaging, inspiring, empowering and myth breaking story of life with Type 1 (Autoimmune) Diabetes and a Diabetes Alert Dog. Stefany's gift for writing and storytelling makes for powerful prose that captures your heart and mind.

As the mother of a child with Type 1 Diabetes and the owner of a Diabetic Alert Dog, I was able to relate to the story on a deeply personal level. Throughout the book there were parts where I found myself thinking: 'wow, I feel that way too' or 'I do that also.'

The chapters flow into each other making for an easy and quick read, while the imagery and detailed descriptions bring the story to life -- allowing you to experience a range of emotions including happiness, sadness, heartbreak, disappointment and even mama bear anger.

In telling her story, Stefany tells the story of thousands of Type 1 families across the nation. Reading it will touch your heart and open your mind. I promise you will be talking about it and sharing it with family, friends and co-workers.

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