Charmaine is excited to welcome Barbara Techel to the show today.
Barbara is the award-winning author of Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog children’s book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Barbara and Frankie made over 400 visits to schools and libraries from 2008-2012 encouraging children to be positive despite their own challenges. Frankie was also a certified therapy dog having made over 250 visits to facilities. Barbara is a passionate advocate for dogs with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), like Frankie had, and dogs in wheelchairs. She recently founded National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day in memory of Frankie and in honor of all dogs in wheelchairs. You can learn more about Barbara at www.joyfulpaws.com
Host Charmaine Hammond is the author of On Toby's Terms (Bettie Youngs Books) which is being turned into a major motion picture (see www.ontobysterms.com). She also authored Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends, GPS Your Best Life and Toby Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully. She has developed a program for authors, Your Book As a Business, where she shares her learnings, lessons and success about the business of books.
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