Elle & Coach

  • by Stefany Shaheen, Mark Dagostino
  • Narrated by Stefany Shaheen
  • 5 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The endearing true story of a type-A mom struggling to care for a daughter who has type 1 diabetes - and the incredible service dog who changes their lives for the better.
Stefany Shaheen takes listeners on an emotional journey as she tries everything to manage her daughter Elle's deadly and unpredictable disease, all while juggling a family of four children. Overcoming the skepticism that a dog can provide answers that medical science is still seeking, the family finds a resounding sense of peace and reassurance through Coach's near miraculous abilities as a medic-alert dog, specially trained to detect dangerous changes in blood sugar levels. Elle & Coach is a story of determination and finding hope in the most unlikely of places.


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This book is so good! I love how detailed everything is. I have a diabetic alert dog that I've trained myself and he is still in training so hearing everything that he will be able to do for me was incredible!
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All of us with T1 children know how hard this is - the toll it takes, the stress, fatigue. It was hard to relive so many of the same experiences and challenges as Elle and her family by listening to this book. But I'm grateful for it because these stories need to be told.

I'm most grateful for the hope this story has given me. I've been thinking about a service dog for my son for a while. I can't wait to look into it in earnest.

I'd be super grateful for even a sliver of the positive experience and benefits Coach provides through his amazing work.
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- Kess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio