Sunday, 24 June 2012
June 21, 2012
from Frankie's mom, Barbara Teichel:
"A special day, called Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day is being created in memory of Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog. This day will be celebrated yearly, as well as on going, celebrating not only the legacy of Frankie, but all wheelchair dogs around the world who show us that we can all do anything we set our minds to despite obstacles. The special date is still being finalized.
The Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day will be set up with an endowment fund that will carry on the work of Frankie. For now it is set up as this Chipin Fund to get the ball rolling and will later transfer to the special webpage on Facebook that will be dedicated to Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day.
So often pet parents can’t afford to purchase a wheelchair to help their beloved pet, so these funds will help that, as well as help special needs dogs in rescue find a new home by coming with a wheelchair so that expense is not a burden to the new family adopting. By being able to provide wheelchairs for pets that could not otherwise have them, they can go on to live full, happy lives.
If you’d like to contribute to this fund in memory of Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog, the money will be donated to Eddie’s Wheels for their Buddy Wheelchair Fund with a special subcategory that is set up called, “The Frankie Wheelchair Fund.”
In Frankie’s legacy I will continue to bring positive awareness to dogs in wheelchairs–that these dogs can, and do, live quality lives if given a chance.
If you’d prefer to donate directly to Eddie’s Wheels, you can send a donation along with a note stated it is for the Frankie Wheelchair Fund, and send to: Eddie’s Wheels, 140 State Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370"
Frankie is nationally & internationally known as the “walk ‘n roll dog.” After a diagnoses of IVDD at the age of six, she was custom- fitted for a doggie wheelchair. Frankie shares her story of inspiration and hope in the award-winning book series, Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog. They are written from Frankie’s point of view. Frankie’s poignant message is that we all have challenges, but we have a choice as to how we deal with our challenges, and we can each find a way to give back despite obstacles. Frankie’s motto is: “Always be positive, make a difference, and keep on rolling!”