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Meet Cecil Williams, Orlando, and Godiva

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On 17 December 2013 Cecil Williams fainted and fell off 125th Street platform.  William’s was trapped on the tracks with an incoming train in earshot.  As humans raced to alert the conductor Orlando, William’s long-time seeing-eye-dog, leaped down and covered his master’s body with his own as the train rolled over them.  Miraculously, both man and dog were only superficially injured.  What’s more, New Yorkers raised enough money to allow Mr. Williams to keep Orlando as pet.  Ar 11, he was in line to retire and no longer be covered by Mr. William’s insurance.  Now Orlando gets to rest easy with Mr. Williams as his new seeing-eye dog Godiva assumes his former responsibilities.

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Read the whole story at The Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/blind-new-yorker-survived-fall-subway-tracks-guide-dog-gifted-new-service-dog-article-1.1593292

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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