This article from the New York Post was brought to my attention. Like Robert Miller's dog Sherman, this man's dog guide saved his master's life in the face of great danger. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Alan Dicey <adicey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:36:44 -0500 Subject: [Nfbf-l] Blind Man and his Guide Dog fall onto the subway tracks from the platform, Tuesday, Dec. 17 To: Cecil Williams pets his guide dog Orlando in his hospital bed following a fall onto the subway tracks from the platform, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in New York. (Graphic) A blind man and his guide dog fell onto the rails at a Harlem subway station Tuesday morning and survived as the front car of a train passed over them because they somehow managed to stay down in the trough between the rails. Cecil Williams, a 60-year-old from Brooklyn, was stunned by his incredible fate - and the loyalty of his Labrador retriever, Orlando - after he fainted and fell onto the tracks at the 125th Street station as a northbound A train approached. Orlando tried in vain to keep Williams from falling - and wound up tumbling down onto the rails along with his master. The train's lead car and half of the second rumbled over them, but Williams suffered only a cut to his head and bruises, and the 10-year-old lab was unscathed. "I'm feeling amazed," Williams told the Associated Press from his hospital bed. "I feel that God, the powers that be, have something in store from me. They didn't take me away this time. I'm here for a reason." Cecil Williams, 61 and blind, says he fainted while holding onto his black Labrador who bravely tried to save him from falling and was pulled down into the path of the speeding train. John Minchillo/AP Cecil Williams, 61 and blind, says he fainted while holding onto his black Labrador who bravely tried to save him from falling and was pulled down into the path of the speeding train. Williams, who said he didn't regain consciousness until after rescuers arrived, believes Orlando was his life-saver. "The dog saved my life," he told the AP, his voice breaking at times from emotion. "It's a miracle!" added Williams' girlfriend, Cynthia, who spoke to the Daily News as she took Orlando for a short walk outside of St. Luke's Hospital. "He's doing great. He's feeling fine," Cynthia, who would only give her first name, said of Williams. "He's resting. He's under observation right now." Adding to the enormity of Williams' good fortune, he said Orlando, who turns 11 on January 5, will be put up for adoption soon because his insurance provider will no longer cover the cost of caring for him. Williams said that if he could afford it, "I would definitely keep him." A blind man reportedly fell on the tracks at 125th St. Tuesday morning but was not hit by a train. David Torres for New York Daily News _______________________________________________ Nfbf-l mailing list Nfbf-l@xxxxxxxxxx http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nfbf-l_nfbnet.org To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for Nfbf-l: http://nfbnet.org/mailman/options/nfbf-l_nfbnet.org/tanetjec%40gmail.com Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.