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Author With Cerebral Palsy Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Finance Children’s Book Project

By Mike Dauplaise

Chris Engstrom wants to educate children and their parents about the important role that service dogs play in the lives of their disabled owners. She has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to finance a book project that shares her story.

The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based author wrote “Original Orik and His Important Job: A Service Dog Story” with the goal of helping people understand the relationship between owner and working pet.

“This book is unique in that I tell the story through the voice of my service dog, Orik,” said Engstrom, who has cerebral palsy. “The book uses humor to teach that everyone has strengths they can use to overcome personal challenges.”

The book is appropriate for children ages 5-8. The text is fun for adults to read to children or for school-age children to read on their own. The story goes through a typical day for some service dogs, while still explaining how much they love their job.

Read the full story here.

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