Based on a true story: Authors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky, RN, of Lunder 10 – accompanied by Kensky’s service dog, Rescue – read their bestselling book “Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship” to MassGeneral Hospital for Children patients during a visit to Ellison 18 on July 19. The book chronicles how Kensky overcame complex medical issues with the support of her canine companion after sustaining injuries in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The children also received books signed by Downes and Kensky and “pawtographed” by Rescue.

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