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Leigh Brill

by Tyler from San Diego

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Leigh Brill has been speaker, writer, and advocate for people with disabilities for years. She had to deal with Cerebral Palsy also known as (CP).When she learned from a friend on what having a service dog is like, that same day she made a choice that changed her entire life. Leigh's whole life included how she overcame obstacles living with (CP). For example, having surgeries, bending down and getting back up and dealing with everyday chores because she will be more likely lose her balance and hurt herself. Leigh, like most people in her childhood, would get bullied. People would  call her a "Cripple" or other names that would relate to her CP. Leigh, an advocate for people with disabilities, allowed herself to explain how they can make their lives easier.  Today you can find her in Roanoke, Virginia, volunteering at "Saint Francis Service Dogs". An important time in her life was when she first got her service dog, Slugger who is one of the main characters in her book, that changed her life and gave her another look at life. What a hero must possess in order to be a hero is they must be inspirational and caring.l. Leigh demonstrated her caring by showing people with similar disabilities, it's ok, there are people like you that can help. would see people who have disabilities like her and would see they need help. Her inspiration, is she inspired everyone who read her book explaining to people with a disability what asking for help can do.

When Leigh completed her college life she went to help others with the help of her service dog Slugger "After earning my Bachelors degree in psychology, I went on to obtain my Master's and Educational Specialist degrees in Community Agency Counseling. I worked for many years in the mental health/human services field. With my service dog Slugger by my side, I assisted clients who dealt with a wide variety of psychological and physical challenges" (Brill, Leigh) When Leigh completed her college life, she decided to assist people just with similar disabilities,help them figure out what they can do to make life easier. For five years, she has helped everyone who has a disability,by explaining a similar experience she had. Leigh is willing to let a portion of the money when her books are purchased, and it will be donated to help support and train more service dogs for everyone who has disabilities that need them. "A portion of the money for the book "A Dog Named Slugger" will go to help support the saint Francis service dogs." (Brill, Leigh, 210) All the money to buy "A Dog Named Slugger will be donated to Saint Francis Service Dogs in Roanoke Virginia to train even more service dogs. With the money donated each time her book is sold, she is also giving people a chance to know how life is easier for them. Leigh is a person, who will not judge them.

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When Leigh completed her college life she went to help others with the help of her service dog Slugger "After earning my Bachelors degree in psychology, I went on to obtain my Master's and Educational Specialist degrees in Community Agency Counseling. I worked for many years in the mental health/human services field. With my service dog Slugger by my side, I assisted clients who dealt with a wide variety of psychological and physical challenges" (Brill, Leigh) When Leigh completed her college life, she decided to assist people just with similar disabilities,help them figure out what they can do to make life easier. For five years, she has helped everyone who has a disability,by explaining a similar experience she had. Leigh is willing to let a portion of the money when her books are purchased, and it will be donated to help support and train more service dogs for everyone who has disabilities that need them. "A portion of the money for the book "A Dog Named Slugger" will go to help support the saint Francis service dogs." (Brill, Leigh, 210) All the money to buy "A Dog Named Slugger will be donated to Saint Francis Service Dogs in Roanoke Virginia to train even more service dogs. With the money donated each time her book is sold, she is also giving people a chance to know how life is easier for them. Leigh is a person, who will not judge them.

Leigh Brill is caring because she is willing to help everyone who needs help with their own life challenges. She is inspirational because she taught everyone life can be easy, no matter what happens to you. Leigh Brill inspires me because she does not let anything get in her way. Her own life story explains everything she had to overcome that she couldn't as a child. When she got her service dog, Slugger, every obstacle to her became nothing. She has inspired me that life may be tough, but you have to go through your obstacles, as life has no shortcuts. Leigh Brill is a woman who stands for people who have been taunted, teased, bullied, etc. And she will show the world everyone like her is equally the same, even if they have problems walking, talking, and letting people know they are alike in a way.

Works Cited

BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books. BelleBooks, June 2010. Web. 04 May 2016

Cabelly. Harriet. ""Live, Love, Laugh" with Service Dogs." Rebuild Life Now Live Love Laugh

with Service Dogs Comments. Harriet, 01 Apr. 2011. Web. 06 May 2016.

Moyer, Jessica. "A Dog Named Slugger." Booklist 15 Apr. 2010: 12+. Biography in Context.

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Sambuchino, Chuck. ""How I Got Published" -- Leigh Brill, Author of A DOG NAMED

SLUGGER WritersDigest.com." WritersDigest.com. Writers Digest, 22 Sept. 2012. Web.

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Vido, Jennifer. "Interview with Leigh Brill." 'Jennifer Vido' N.p., n.d. Web.

05 May 2016.

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Brill, Leigh. A Dog Named Slugger. Roanoke, VA: BelleBook/BelleBridge, 2010.