Marshall the Miracle Dog

Marshall the Miracle Dog

By Cynthia Willenbrock

The Marshall Movement , Hardcover, 9780615666259, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2012

In the story of Marshall the Miracle Dog, readers glean hope. Even though Marshall has been the victim of unfathomable abuse, he is not broken. Found at the home of an animal hoarder, Marshall was rescued and later adopted by author Cyndi Willenbrock. From the start, readers sympathize with Marshall, as they follow him from discovery to recovery. At first, Marshall is frightened and unsure of the strangers who bring him to safety; however, he learns to trust the kindness of others. Even though he is severely malnourished and loses a leg, he has a spirit that can only be described as miraculous! Marshall s astounding resilience inspires us all. He does not let circumstances beyond his control define him. Marshall the Miracle Dog begins with tragedy, but ends in triumph. Of Marshall and his incredible recovery and impact on her life, Willenbrock explains, He taught me how to be his mother. Marshall showed me how to be strong. I didn t teach him; he taught me. Marshall the Miracle Dog transforms himself and those around him.

About the Author
Cyndi Willenbrock lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her two dogs Marshall and Mooshy. This is her first children s book and was inspired by Marshall s own true story and how his spirit and resiliency affect those around him. Cyndi started The Marshall Movement in order to give voice to the importance of teaching children anti-bullying and anti-animal cruelty amongst numerous other social issues facing our children today. Giving back has always been essential in Cyndi s own life and has carried that on to Marshall, thus having him trained as a Certified Therapy Dog in order to visit classrooms and children s hospitals and carry his life-changing message of not giving up five minutes before the miracle!