Do you believe in miracles? Well, you will now.
From MarshalltheMiracleDog.com, here is the story of how one rescued dog is inspiring the world:
Marshall was rescued in September 2010 in response to an animal hoarder. Over 60 dogs were found living in an abandoned property. Marshall being one.
It is impossible to tell if Marshall was one of the dogs she stole from someone’s backyard, which she admitted to doing, or if Marshall was conceived in the “pen” by some of the other dogs. At the time of the rescue, Marshall was found to be in the worst shape of all. He had been obviously attacked by other dogs, probably over food (or lack thereof), and had bite marks all over his body, a broken front leg, and a hole the size of a tennis ball on the side of his face. The Humane Society of Missouri was called in for the rescue efforts, and all dogs were saved, cared for, and eventually adopted to Forever Homes.
After dying on the operating table and being resuscitated by Dr Schwartz and his medical team, they sewed up Marshall’s face but had to amputate his badly infected front leg. They rehabilitated Marshall and two months later when he was ready for adoption.
After being rehabilitated, Marshall was adopted by dog lover, Cyndi Willenbrock.
Inspired by Marshall’s own true story and how his spirit and resiliency affect those around him, Cyndi brilliantly penned a story told from Marshall’s perspective.
In the beautifully illustrated picture book for ages 5 and up, Marshall the Miracle Dog will encourage readers of all ages to always remember that hope is just around the corner. Marshall does not let circumstances beyond his control define him and his remarkable resilience inspires us all. It is amazing to think what love, acceptance, and nourishment can do to change a life.
From a dirty and crowded pen with barely any food, protection, or love—to a loving home where food, comfort, and love abound, Marshall and Cyndi are “walking the talk” and making a difference. In fact, Cyndi left her “day job” in order devote all of her time and efforts to inspiring the lives of others. She started The Marshall Movement in order to give voice to the importance of teaching children about anti-bullying and animal cruelty amongst numerous other social issues facing our children today.
Trained as a Certified Therapy Dog, Marshall and Cyndi visit classrooms and children’s hospitals in order to carry his message of not giving up five minutes before the miracle! To find out more about The Marshall Movement and to pre-order his book, Marshall the Miracle Dog, make sure to visit www.marshallthemiracledog.com.