Elle & Coach

Elle & Coach

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

Book - 2015
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"The endearing true story of a Type-A mom struggling to care for a daughter who has Type 1 diabetes--and the incredible service dog who changes their lives for the better. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316258760
Branch Call Number: 615.8515 SHAHEEN
Characteristics: x, 228 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Dagostino, Mark


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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.

caj1222204441801 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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