When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them

When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them

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Overview

The best medicine may not always be found at a pharmacy or in a doctor’s office. Sometimes it comes in the form of a four-legged friend.

Three well-known leaders in their fields—award-winning dog photographer Jesse Freidin, adolescent HIV+ specialist Dr. Robert Garofalo, and LGBTQ advocate and journalist Zach Stafford—offer a refreshing, beautiful, and unique portrait of HIV infused with a deep message of hope. Each extraordinary profile shows the power of the incredible bonds between humans and their canine companions, whether that means combating loneliness and stigma, discovering the importance of unconditional love, overcoming addiction, or simply having a best friend in a time of need.

When Dogs Heal shares the stories of a diverse set of people who are thriving and celebrating life thanks to the compassion and unconditional love of their dogs.

A portion of the proceeds from this book benefits Fred Says, an organization dedicated to financially supporting HIV+ teen health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541586765
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 612,493
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jesse Freidin is a fine-art dog photographer whose dog portraits are in private collections throughout the United States and have been exhibited in galleries from coast to coast. He's based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Robert Garofalo is a professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University and physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is founder of Fred Says, a non-profit charity that supports HIV+ youth

Zach Stafford is an award-winning journalist who currently serves as editor-at-large of BuzzFeed and co-host of the daily news podcast News O'Clock. Zach regularly provides commentary on television and has appeared on the BBC, CNN and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He's based in New York City.

Christina Garofalo is an L.A.-based TV writer and journalist. She's covered travel, food, and culture for more than a dozen publications, including Afar, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, Paste, Resident, Robb Report, and ShermansTravel. Previously, she's served as an editor for ShermansTravel, Robb Report, and Gilt.com. Christina is also the voice of Fred Says on social media.

Jesse Freidin is a fine-art dog photographer whose dog portraits are in private collections throughout the United States and have been exhibited in galleries from coast to coast. He's based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction Jesse Freidin, Photographer 8

Introduction Dr. Robert Garofalo 12

A Gift All the Same Joseph Pancakes 16

Owning My Story Amador Bella 20

A Passion for Life Gary Harry 24

How to Stop Loneliness Felecia Gypsy Rose Lee Simon 28

My Rock Tremaine Rocky Balboa Madam Russia 32

My Reassurance Coleman Dodo 34

The Princess Who Saved Us Bert Keila David 38

My Daily Reminder Brad Sookie 40

The Love I Deserved Lynnea Coconut 42

My Main Focus Bryan Taco 46

My Chosen Family Joseph Ganesh 50

Embracing Life Sister Lotti Da Shiner 52

Taking a Chance Mitch Peanut 56

I Carry Him in My Heart Hoot Sploot 60

When I Need Them the Most Brandon Echo Nike Ajax 64

A Space in the World Lisa Mimi 68

When Dogs Save RJ Stoli 72

Appreciate What You Have Barry Lola 76

A Loving Home Saanti Bonet Adutchess 80

A Search for Intimacy Brent Sally Monty 84

Timing Is Everything Jason Gigi 88

Hearing Each Other Adam Laila 92

Healing Each Other Brad Thor 96

What the Universe Intended Samus Starbody Zeus 98

He Loves Me for Me Dennis Buddy 102

My Stud, My Strength Paulo Stud 106

Everyone Needs a Little Couture Michelle, Raven Couture 110

From Nobody to Somebody Steven Gav 112

Building Safe Spaces César Hoa Chico Pepe Ann 116

A Bridge to Healing Harley Celie 120

My Comfort after the Dark Sharon Dulk 124

Someone to Belong To Daniel Loki 128

The Whole Me Julian Papi 132

The Caretaker Chris Blakely 136

The Power of Hope Steven Hope 138

When Dogs Heal Rob Fred 142

Fred Says: It All Started with a Dog! 148

Paws n' Effect 149

Resources 150

Acknowledgments 151

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