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Michael Hingson, 9-11 survivor and author of the New York Times best-selling book, THUNDER DOG: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero will visit Hartwick College this Friday, December 6th.

Hingson's life changed dramatically on September 11, 2001 when he and his guide dog, Roselle, escaped from the 78th floor of Tower One in the World Trade Center moments before it collapsed. Soon after, he began to share his unique survival story and 9-11 lessons of trust, courage, heroism, and teamwork.

As part of his visit to Hartwick, Hingson will deliver a lecture at 7 pm in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre on the Hartwick College campus. This lecture is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

At 3:30 pm a presentation will be shared in the Celebration Room of the Shineman Chapel House  titled "Puppy Stages of Development." This presentation is free and open to the public. Many of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppies being raised on campus will show the development of their skills, with Hingson and his guide dog on hand to show attendees the "Final Product".