In 2006 Allen and Linda Anderson adopted a cocker spaniel from an animal shelter and named him Leaf. Seven months later, the dog was turning the couple’s home into a war zone, and they were regretting their impulsive choice.
Then Allen--who had spent eight years as an active duty police officer and had survived so many close calls that Linda jokingly called him “The Miracle Man”--received a call that made him think his luck had finally run out. Allen had an unruptured brain aneurysm that would be fatal if not operated on immediately. And the surgery might be fatal, or very debilitating. Having seen his father live for years with the effects of a massive stroke, Allen was thrown into a panic that the worst fate might not be death.
What Allen didn’t know is that what would save him was a miracle--A Dog Named Leaf. ----
Allen Anderson and his wife Linda founded the Angel Animals Network, which helps people discover the benefits of human-animal companionship. Allen’s books on the subject have been featured on Oprah.com, the Today Show, and ABC’s Nightly News. They live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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