Gabe & Izzy : standing up for America’s bullied

From  Edna Susman
Author:  Gabrielle  Ford
Title:  Gabe & Izzy : standing up for America’s bullied
The author, Gabrielle Ford, developed a degenerative neuromuscular disease, Friedreich’s Ataxia, at the age of 12 which eventually placed her in a wheelchair. She became the subject of constant bullying from classmates until she got a puppy, Izzy, who began to display similar muscular problems.  So began a supportive, uplifting relationship which they took on the road as public motivational speakers on an anti-bullying campaign. This is a timely story and helpful read, especially for young people with disabilities as well as those who bully or are bullied.