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BESSIE’S STORY - Watching the Lights Go Out is an inspiring story about a charming, brave, unpretentious chocolate Lab who gradually loses her eyesight. 

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BESSIE’S STORY - Watching the Lights Go Out has been endorsed by NEADS, Inc. an organization that raises, trains and places World Class Service Dogs with individuals with hearing loss or a physical disability, veterans and children with autism or other developmental disabilities. Schools that host a visit from Bessie and a book discussion are encouraged to make a donation to NEADS. To show its appreciation NEADS recently named one of the puppies in their Service Dog training program BESSIE.

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