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Roselle wins award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Yellow-Labrador Roselle may have passed away earlier this year, but her legacy continues. The seeing-eye dog for Michael Hingson was awarded top American Hero Dog at the world’s first Humane Association Hero Dog Awards Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hilton.

“We were really excited for Roselle and I am so thrilled to continue her legacy of teamwork,” Hingson said.

On 9-11, Roselle calmly and bravely led her master and others down 78 flights of stairs and outside to safety just moments before the north tower collapsed. 

Hingson has now formed Roselle’s Dream Foundation. The purposes of the foundation include educating people about blindness, and as donations permit, will assist blind children and later blind adults in obtaining some of the technologies which will assist them in learning and working in the world.

Hingson’s book “Thunder Dog” was released in August and has been on the New York Times best-seller list ever since.

To read the full story about Roselle's bravery go to her story...I'm Afraid of Thunder, located in our archives

For more information, visit www.rosellefoundation.organd www.michaelhingson.com

Comments (4):

Bonnie Rosenblum wrote: I have just finished the wonderful book, "Thunder Dog." I couldn't put it down. I love you, Roselle.

Andrea Reiter wrote: Roselle, you are the very best of the best! Rest well.

Margaret and her dog Holly wrote: Unconditional love from us to you.

Margaret and Holly (my labrador dog) wrote: Roselle you are truly a wonderful dog and I love you.

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