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Coach nominated for American Humane Association Hero Dog Award

Here in the Shaheen family, we’ve always known that Coach is a hero, but this year The American Humane Association took notice as well.

Coach has been nominated as a Hero Dog in the American Human Association Hero Dog Awards for 2016.

Voting closed on April 27, so we’re now anxiously awaiting the final announcement on May 11. If he wins, we’ll be off to California for a complete Los Angeles-style celebration, including a stroll on the red carpet.

Here’s the link for more information, and in the mean time, keep your fingers crossed!

elle shaheen and coach on good morning america

Elle & Coach Hits Good Morning America, People and More.

What a week this has been!

Elle & Coach was released on Tuesday, and the welcome it has received in national and regional press has been truly humbling. We’ve had the opportunity to talk with so many media outlets to tell Elle and Coach’s story.

Here are a few of our favorites from this week:

elle shaheen and coach on good morning america

In mid-August, just after we got back from a wonderful overseas trip with our family, Good Morning America visited our house to meet Elle and Coach, learn about the book and to see Coach work in person. Coach even alerted while they were at our house for the interview. You can watch the full segment here.


People Magazine is also jumping into the game, with an article in the issue that hits newsstands on August 28. We’ll add a link as soon as it’s available.

elle and coach in people magazine

Regional news were on board as well. Boston.com gave us a very nice review (pictured below), as did NECN (click to watch the video).

elle shaheen and coach in boston.com

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On Thursday, we were honored to get an article in the Boston Globe .

There has been more media coverage than we can list here, and our sincerest thanks go out to everyone for supporting us.

Life with diabetes infographic

What’s Life Like for a Child with Diabetes? Here’s Elle’s Diabetes, by the Numbers

When my daughter Elle was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, I assumed we were in for a long road. What I didn’t understand at the time is that diabetes is not a long road – it is a never-ending journey, one that requires constant management of insulin doses, blood sugar monitoring, physical activity and diet.

It’s hard to truly convey the challenges of Type 1 and the courage it takes for a child growing up with diabetes, but here’s a glimpse at what Elle’s has faced since her diagnosis.

infographic of the impact of diabetes on a child's life