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09/19/2011

Blind Man Who Survived 9/11 Attack to Tell His Story at United Way Event

Quick Facts

 Blind since birth, Hingson wrote “Thunder Dog: A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero,” to encourage the importance of teamwork and trust.
 The United Way event is invitation-only. It begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 with a breakfast in the Richardson Ballroom at the DiGiorgio Campus Center and followed by an 8:30 a.m. program.

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Michael Hingson and guide dog Africa
ROCK HILL, S.C. - New York Times bestselling author and 9/11 survivor Michael Hingson will talk about his escape from the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center at the United Way of York County 2011 Kickoff on Sept. 23.

Blind since birth, Hingson wrote “Thunder Dog: A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero,” to encourage the importance of teamwork and trust. He comes to York County to continue his mission of inspiring and motivating those he meets.

The United Way event is invitation-only. It begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 with a breakfast in the Richardson Ballroom at the DiGiorgio Campus Center and followed by an 8:30 a.m. program.

Other events related to Hingson’s visit:

Public book signing
Hingson and his current guide dog, Africa, will be available for conversation, autographs and “pawtographs” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Bookstore at the DiGiorgio Campus Center.

Private meeting with Winthrop students with disabilities
Hingson and his current guide dog, Africa, will have refreshments with select Winthrop students at the DiGiorgio Campus Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. 

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