Elle & Coach

Elle & Coach

Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter's Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything

Book - 2015
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Stefany Shaheen takes readers on an emotional journey as she tries everything to manage her daughter Elle's deadly and unpredictable disease, all while juggling a family of four children. Overcoming the skepticism that a dog can provide answers that medical science is still seeking, the family finds a resounding sense of peace and reassurance through Coach's near miraculous abilities as a medic-alert dog, specially trained to detect dangerous changes in blood sugar levels. Elle & Coach is a story of determination and finding hope in the most unlikely of places.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2015
ISBN: 9780316258760
Characteristics: x, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Dagostino, Mark
Alternative Title: Elle and Coach
Call Number: 615.85158 SHA


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JaneCarlsen Jan 07, 2016

A quick, but inspiring read. Never realized what a difficult diagnosis this can be, and more so for someone so young. What the dog added to her safety is truly amazing.

Dec 17, 2015

What a good book!!!! A lot of folks don't know the trials of having a child with special needs. This book was spot on.

LJHan Dec 15, 2015

Fast read. Would have liked to have known more about the title characters. A lot of the use of the word "I" in this book.
I found almost laughable Shaheen's awestruck wonder over what a well behaved dog Coach was--he didn't bite!--he didn't wander around the room!--he didn't chase after squirrels!
This educated, worldly adult had apparently never seen nor understood what a service dog was capable of daily.

MedinaReads Nov 11, 2015

A quick, emotional read about an child with Type 1 Diabetes, her mother's struggle to control it and the dog that saved the day. Recommended by J.H., Medina Library


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