Dog Helps Author Cope With ALS Diagnosis, Encourages Her to Write Again
When Susan Spencer-Wendel, a bestselling author and longtime journalist, lost her mobility to Lou Gehrig's disease (also known as ALS), she decided she wanted a lap dog. If she was going to be paralyzed and in a wheelchair, she wanted to have a furry companion by her side. That's when Lenny the French Bulldog entered her life. Lenny became her "furry foil" and inspired her to write again, even though she could no longer use her thumb. Although difficult, Susan fought through it, knowing Lenny was by her side. It took 20 hours for Susan to write a heartwarming essay about Lenny, but we're so glad she decided to share this touching story. Watch the video below and read her essay.