Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World (Hardback)
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Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 20/02/2020

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'I live an ordinary life thanks to one extraordinary dog. Kika opened up the world to me again. She's made what once seemed impossible possible.' In 2013 Amit Patel is working as a trauma doctor when a rare condition causes him to lose his sight within thirty-six hours. Totally dependent on others and terrified of stepping outside with a white cane after a horrifying assault, he hits rock bottom. He refuses to leave home on his own for three months. With the support of his wife Seema he slowly begins to adapt to his new situation, but how could life ever be the way it was? Then his guide dog Kika comes into their lives . . . But Kika's stubbornness almost puts her guide dog training in jeopardy - could her larger-than-life personality be a perfect match for someone? Meanwhile Amit has reservations - could he trust a dog with his life? Paired together in 2015, they start on a journey, learning to trust each other before taking to the streets of London and beyond. The partnership not only gives Amit a renewed lease of life but a new best friend. Then, after a video of an irate commuter rudely asking Amit to step aside on an escalator goes viral, he sets out with Kika by his side to spread a message of positivity and inclusivity, showing that nothing will hold them back. From the challenges of travelling when blind to becoming a parent for the first time, Kika & Me is the moving, heart-warming and inspirational story of Amit's sight-loss journey and how one guide dog changed his world.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529021226
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 32 mm

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Hardback

“One of the best books I've read recently, I'll remember it for a long time.”

This was a great read. I was totally immersed right from the first page. It had all my favourite book ingredients: Memoir, medical, travel, animals etc.

Amit Patel was an A &E doctor before he suddenly lost his... More

Hardback edition
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“Kika and me”

This book was a really very good read a trauma doctor who loses his site and how his life changes ,how he copes,his journey coping with blindness,waiting for a guide dog and his lovely family also learning a thing or... More

Hardback edition
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“An inspiring book”

Having found Dr Amit Patel on Twitter and following him I was already inspired by him. His book identities the struggles of losing his sight, the difficulties blind people face and most inspiringly Amit’s resilience,... More

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