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Emily's Gift

Best Children Book Nominee 2022

Emily's Gift: The True Story of Sherlock and Jackson

"Emily's Gift: The True Story of Sherlock and Jackson" is a sweet tale of persistence and how the youngest Shane sibling tries to negotiate a puppy for her loving and pet-less family.

"Emily's Gift: The True Story of Sherlock and Jackson" explores the various steps to pet ownership. From parental consent, to understanding the responsibility that comes with owning a dog, to selecting a puppy and properly caring for the new family member; Emily wants to experience one of the greatest joys on earth, dog ownership. "Emily's Gift: The True Story of Sherlock and Jackson" is a chapter from the lives of the Shane Family. The Shane's would not have met Sherlock and Jackson but for Emily's consistent advocacy.

The Emily Shane Foundation was founded in loving memory of Emily Rose Shane, who was tragically murdered on April 3, 2010. She was kind to all, compassionate, empathic and eager to help anyone in need. She was a happy person who almost always had a smile on her face. Our Foundation focuses on spreading her message of kindness and giving through our #PassItForward campaign, as well as our unique educational initiative the SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program.

Emily always tried to help any person or living creature in need. She always had an encouraging word, a hug, or an invitation to join her if you were alone. She brought smiles and happiness with her contagious laughter. Our hope is that her values and persona will forever be remembered through the philanthropic endeavors and acts of helping others that the Foundation pursues.

The Emily Shane Foundation supports responsible pet ownership and asks families to carefully consider the time, space, energy, money and commitment required before adopting a pet.

This book celebrates Emily Shane and her unwavering love and persistence to obtain a dog. Proceeds from this book will go to her Foundation and her favorite animal charity.

Ellen Shane is a dog lover, wife, mother, public speaker, author, co-founder, and executive director of The Emily Shane Foundation. In addition to Ellen’s work with the Foundation, she provides private grief support counseling.

She is working on the next book in the series of true stories about their dogs, who came into their lives thanks to Emily.

Ellen received the KNX 1070 Honda Hero of the Week in October 2018, the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama in 2015, and many other noble awards.

She has a degree in marketing with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from McGill University in Montreal. Ellen lives in Southern California.

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