About the Author
Stefany Shaheen has dedicated herself to making life better for people living with diabetes. A Harvard graduate, she launched a company to help those with chronic conditions better manage eating and exercise. She is on the Board of Trustees at Joslin Diabetes Center, served as the National Chair for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children's Congress, and currently serves on the Foundation's Research and Advocacy Committee. She is a key spokesperson for her mother, Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator and former New Hampshire Governor, and currently serves on the City Council for the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she and her husband, Craig Welch, live with their four children.
Mark Dagostino is a New York Times bestselling co-author, and a former Senior Writer for People Magazine. He also lives in NH.
"This book is much more than a heartwarming story about a triumphant little girl and her amazing dog. It's a book about never giving up hope."—Michael J. Fox, actor, producer, and activist
"ELLE & COACH is a must-read--not just for parents of children with chronic illnesses, but for any parent who's ever wished to make life easier for a child who is struggling with something daunting. As the mom of a son who faced multiple surgeries during his childhood, I was deeply moved by Elle's experiences--and inspired by the beacon of hope that her service dog provides. I have a feeling this book is going to change a lot of lives for the better."—Jodi Picoult, New York Times-bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Leaving Time
"In addition to being a great read, the story of ELLE & COACH will open eyes to the very real struggle of life with type 1 diabetes, and may well change the conversations we have about how to make lives better while we work toward better treatments and ultimately a cure."—Dean Kamen, Inventor and Founder of DEKA Research & Development Corporation
The book will surely resonate with parents or caretakers of children living with any chronic health condition.—New Hampshire Magazine