[nfb-talk] Fw: canine hero

Sarah Baughn sarahb006 at comcast.net
Wed Jan 21 20:53:39 UTC 2009

Aw, that is so sweet, and it's a shame that we haven't heard that story 
sooner.  She is truly one of the unsung heroes of our time.
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Subject: [nfb-talk] Fw: canine hero

>      James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade 
> Center . He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy. After the 
> plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy 
> go, out of an act of love. She darted away into the darkened hallway. Chok 
> in g on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James was just waiting to 
> die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back along with James' boss, who 
> Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112.
>      On her first run of the building, she leads James, James' boss, and 
> about 300 more people out of the doomed building. But she wasn't through 
> yet, she knew there were others who were trapped. So, highly against 
> James' wishes she ran back in the building.
>      On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in. 
> During this run, the building collapses. James hears about this and falls 
> on his knees into tears. Against all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, 
> but this time she is carried by a firefighter. 'She led us right to the 
> people, before she got injured' the fireman explained.
>      Her final run saved another 273 lives. She suffered acute smoke 
> inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg, but she saved 
> 967 lives. Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win the Medal of Honor of 
> New York City.
>      I hope you enjoyed this story. I thought it was terrific
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