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Blind Courage by Bill Irwin
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Aug 11, 08

Recommended for: AT enthusiasts, anyone who thinks their life is difficult
Read in August, 2008

Written by Bill Irwin, with Dave McCasland. A quick read, but powerfully conveyed. Excellent photos of this seemingly impossible task of not only thru-hiking the AT, but doing it blind, with the help of a Seeing-Eye dog. Heavily Christian framework, but it works for me. I had been meaning to read it and recently bought a copy, signed by both Irwin and Orient, his dog ( stamp of paw print). I cried several times while reading the book. To view a four minute video on Bil and Orient negotiating the impossible New England terrain, go to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__nmim... .

Get out the tissues.
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Shirley The video moved me like the book did. We have a German Shepherd. I knew the breed was the best but after reading the book then watching this video I am convinced the GSD is the only dog to have, for me.

I always said I can't complain about my multiple sclerosis and other health issues. After watching and reading about Bill I want to go out and tackle the world!


Tom It helps the world to read about Bill Irwin.


message 3: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn  C. Thank you for your review and the video link!! Wow!!


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