NEW BOOK SPOTLIGHT
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Rescue & Jessica
One year after getting married, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes decided to swing by the 2013 Boston Marathon to watch the runners before they crossed finish line. That’s when the bombs exploded. Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship is a picture book based on the real-life relationship between double-amputee Jessica and her service dog Rescue.
Co-written with her husband, Patrick, who’s also an amputee as a result of the bombing, Jessica wrote this story to demystify physical disabilities and illustrate the benefits of service dogs.