Elle & Coach | February Book Club

When you listen to my show you know I have a special love for children and animals, after all I have 13 children and I live on a farm.  What better than a memoir of love and one special animal for February? This month’s Book Club pick is a Mom’s memoir about is about a wonderful young girl, Elle and her amazing service dog Coach.  An endearing true story of a Type-A mom struggling to care for a daughter who has Type 1 diabetes– Elle & Coach highlights how patience, love, and courage … plus a very special service dog named Coach – conquers almost all.  

When her oldest daughter, eight-year-old Elle, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Stefany Shaheen confronted a terrifying new reality: without constant monitoring and treatment, Elle could face grim consequences, even death. Elle, a vibrant young girl who refuses to be limited by this disease, devoted herself to the fight to find a cure—a journey that brought her face-to-face with top scientists and doctors and all the way to the White House. Enter Coach a lovable yellow lab determined to make Elle’s life better.  Elle & Coach reminds us of the power of the human-animal connection, and the profound nature of a mother’s love for her daughter.  Ella & Coach is a must read for readers of all ages!!  

Find the book here http://bit.ly/E-Cbn or the author’s site: http://www.elleandcoach.com/buy/


"Much more than a heartwarming story about a triumphant little girl and her amazing dog. It's a book about never giving up hope." – Michael J. Fox, Actor, Advocate

“Coach has shown Elle that diabetes is not a battle she has to manage alone but an opponent they can tackle together.” – People.com

"A must-read—not just for parents of children with chronic illnesses, but for any parent who's ever wished to make life easier for a child who is struggling with something daunting.  As the mom of a son who faced multiple surgeries during his childhood, I was deeply moved by Elle's experiences—and inspired by the beacon of hope that her service dog provides.  I have a feeling this book is going to change a lot of lives for the better." – Jodi PicoultNew York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Leaving Time


"About finding hope in the most unlikely of places.” - Modern Dog magazine