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Michael Hingson, 9/11 survivor and author

Michael Hingson–author of the new book, “Thunder Dog: The True Story Of A Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero,” part memoir, but also a spirited yarn in which Hingson, blind since birth, recounts working in the North Tower of the Twin Towers on 9/11 and being led to safety from the 78th floor by his guide dog then, Roselle–discusses his formative years, when his parents “mainstreamed” him before that term (or philosophy) had first been utilized; he rode a bike as a kid, and drove a car as a college student! Read more…

Michael Hingson with Guide Dogs For The Blind

Michael Hingson, blind since birth–and working as a sales executive on the 78th Floor of The World Trade Center’s North Tower when it was attacked on 9/11, then led to safety by his guide dog, Roselle–discusses the training, relationship and teamwork he & Roselle tapped to navigate their way out of the Tower, as well as the myriad ways his life changed that day, including a career switch that now has him working with Guide Dogs For The Blind.  [www.guidedogs.com] Read more…