Former Chicago radio reporter Janet Sutherland was living alone in Ohio when a ruptured brain aneurysm left her fighting for her life. After fully recovering from her illness and mourning the death of her first dog, she rescued Andrew J, a Pembroke corgi who had been abused and abandoned. Andrew J immediately took on the role as a “therapy” dog for Janet. The book highlights that caring for dogs often inspires us to take better care of ourselves, particularly in times of crisis.
“I wanted to highlight the important role therapy dogs play in the lives of people who are sick or have been injured,” said Sutherland. “It started out as a way for me to explain to my young nieces why Andrew J played such a vital role in my life and then I realized that it's a story that so many people who’ve been in my situation can relate to.”
A portion of the proceeds from this unique collection of stories will be donated to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy and research funding. The foundation provides support and educational materials and information to brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation also funds essential research that can directly benefit those affected and help to reduce the incidence of ruptured aneurysms.
Proceeds will also be donated to Corgiaid, a nonprofit organization that assists in the rescue and fostering of corgis and corgi mixes.
To contact Janet for future speaking engagements for book signings email her at Sutherlandmedia@gmail.com or contact her at 773-633-8006.
Chicago Media Reviews
The book might be meant for
"young readers," but for this 57-year-old, I was captivated by every
page, every picture, every new adventure in Andrew J's life with Janet.
Maybe I'm a sucker for cute dogs, but I've always been a fan of happy endings
involving rescued animals, and this story is the ultimate heart-warming win-win
tale. It is a wonderful example of how the concept of "rescue" often
runs in two directions, to dog and human, and lifts the spirits of both
creatures in unexpected ways. Give the book a Five-Milk-Bone rating, I
Rick O'Dell Program Director at Me TV FM Radio, Nrand Manager, Smooth Radio Jazz at Accuradio
"Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful book". Andrea Darlas, WGN Radio
"Proud of You Janet" Chet Coppock, Chicago sports broadcast legend
Amazon 6 Star rating!
"This is a must read for every classroom, grandparent, caregiver".
"This is an incredibly moving story"
"What an inspiring story"
"love love love"
"A book for all dog lovers"
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