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Gabe & Izzy: Speaking Up for America's Bullied
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The moving, true story of the young woman dubbed The Voice of America’s Bullied”; how her bond with her dog, Izzy, changed her life; and their mission to help break the cycle of bullying.
In middle school, Gabrielle Gabe” Ford developed a degenerative muscle disease, and was harassed by bullies as a result. She did her best to keep her head high, but it wasn’t easy. Then Gabe got a dog, Izzy, who developed an uncannily similar disorder. They were invited to appear on Animal Planet to talk about their bond, which in turn led to an invitation to speak at a school. And so began Gabe’s career as an anti-bullying advocate. Dubbed The Voice of America’s Bullied” by the Huffington Post, Gabe now makes a career of public speaking and has received numerous honors for her hard work. Here is her amazing storyfrom her lowest days dealing with various challenges, to the unbelievable and immediate bond with Izzy, to her ongoing mission to put an end to bullying, one school at a time.
Includes resources and tips for readers, plus a color insert of photographs!
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:04 -0400)
Relates the author's personal experiences with bullying, describing how she was harassed as a child because of her degenerative muscle disease and eventually appeared with her similarly disabled dog, Izzy, on Animal Planet before launching a public speaking career.
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