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Barbara Techel: How a Disabled Dog Teaches Children Goodness

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Author Barbara Techel, featured in Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Women's World; also known as “Frankie’s Mom” encourages children around the world to be positive, make a difference, and keep on rolling no matter the obstacles they face through her award-winning Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series.

When Frankie ruptured a disk in her back and ultimately was custom-fitted for a doggie wheelchair, author Barbara Techel was so inspired watching her persevere that she followed her heart and wrote a book series about her sweet dachshund Frankie.

As children (and adults) follow Frankie’s adventures, they learn valuable life lessons such as having a positive attitude when facing challenges, giving back to others despite obstacles, being compassionate toward all beings, responsibility, how to never give up, & knowing anything is possible.