A woman and her dog, who both have muscle diseases, share life lessons with students.
In the four years since Gabrielle Ford wrote a guest feature for Quest, she and her dog Izabel (Izzy) have become prominent figures on the national speaking circuit. Gabe’s first book will hit the streets in late February 2009.
"I sometimes wonder if the kids in high school who called me names think of me now,” Gabrielle Ford wrote in “From Where I Sit: From a Cocoon to a Butterfly,” Quest, July-August 2004. “I wonder if they remember how they tripped me, knocked my books out of my hands, slammed my locker shut, threw spit wads at me, and hit and bruised my legs.”
Who would have guessed that Gabrielle Nicole Ford who during high school was considered an outcast, who hid away for six years, would one day be known around the world, thanks to a story on the Animal Planet television network?