An Eagle Named Freedom

My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

By Jeff Guidry; John Pruden (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400146239)

Publication Date: May 2010

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Description
From the moment Sarvey Wildlife Care Center volunteer Jeff Guidry saw the emaciated baby eagle with broken wings, his life was changed. For weeks he and the center's staff tended to the grievously injured bird. Miraculously, she recovered, and Jeff became her devoted caretaker.
Though Freedom would never fly, she had Jeff as her wings. And when Jeff was diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2000, Freedom returned his gift. Between sessions of debilitating chemotherapy, Jeff returned to Sarvey and began taking Freedom for walks, which soothed his spirit. Soon Freedom dominated his thoughts and dreams, guiding him to fight for life. Eight months into his battle, Jeff learned that he was cancer-free. His first stop was Sarvey to walk Freedom. Somehow this special bird seemed to understand the significance of the day. For the very first time she wrapped both her wings around Jeff, enveloping him in an avian hug. In March 2008, Jeff shared his remarkable experience with a friend--an exchange that would eventually circle the globe and touch countless hearts.
"An Eagle Named Freedom" is a tender story of hope, love, trust, and life, and an affirmation of the spiritual connection that humans and animals share.



About the Author
Jeff Guidry is a rock and rhythm-and-blues guitarist who has played with such artists as Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and guitarist Roy Buchanan. He spends his spare time volunteering for the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Washington State. He lives in Monroe, Washington.

John Pruden started voice work as a Master of Ceremonies while stationed in the military. He has also done production and commercials for radio stations, done voiceovers for commercials, PSAs, Indie films, and documentaries, character acting and voices for video games and radio dramas, as well as narrating corporate and online training videos, and audiobooks.
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