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Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world

Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world (Hardback)

By Patel, Amit

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'I live an ordinary life thanks to one extraordinary dog. Kika opened up the world to me again. She's made what once seemed impossible possible.' In 2013 Amit Patel is working as a trauma doctor when a rare condition causes him to lose his sight within thirty-six hours. Totally d...ependent on others and terrified of stepping outside with a white cane after a horrifying assault, he hits rock bottom. He refuses to leave home on his own for three months. With the support of his wife Seema he slowly begins to adapt to his new situation, but how could life ever be the way it was? Then his guide dog Kika comes into their lives . . . But Kika's stubbornness almost puts her guide dog training in jeopardy - could her larger-than-life personality be a perfect match for someone? Meanwhile Amit has reservations - could he trust a dog with his life? Paired together in 2015, they start on a journey, learning to trust each other before taking to the streets of London and beyond. The partnership not only gives Amit a renewed lease of life but a new best friend. Then, after a video of an irate commuter rudely asking Amit to step aside on an escalator goes viral, he sets out with Kika by his side to spread a message of positivity and inclusivity, showing that nothing will hold them back. From the challenges of travelling when blind to becoming a parent for the first time, Kika & Me is the moving, heart-warming and inspirational story of Amit's sight-loss journey and how one guide dog changed his world.
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ISBN 9781529021226
Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529021226
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Released 20 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Patel, Amit
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Disability: Social Aspects
Coping With Disability
Farm & Working Animals
Dogs As Pets
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 636.70886
Weight 544g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Blind - Great Britain, Guide dogs - Anecdotes, Human-animal relationships - Anecdotes, Blind, Guide dogs
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade

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