Jackie, a Boy, and a Dog

Jackie, a Boy, and a Dog

by Mark D. Bruce
Jackie, a Boy, and a Dog

Jackie, a Boy, and a Dog

by Mark D. Bruce



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An incredible journey of life lessons, grief and unexpected friendship changes the life of a young Midwestern boy who accidentally kills his beloved dog during a backyard baseball game in the summer of 1963. In his grief, he reaches out to the most powerful family in the world, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy who give Mark a gift that changes his life. This true story not only gave this boy a dog to fill the void of his loss, but an unexpected friendship with the most iconic woman of the 20th century: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

In a series of unlikely divine interventions, Mark shares the journey and fulfillment of his love for dogs, brought back to life by a remarkable little dog, Streaker. Just as amazing is the long-term friendship Mark develops with Jacqueline, and how God used that friendship to mentor him. That sense of divine calling led Mark to opportunities of great service for the Kingdom of God, while at times dangerous, incredibly rewarding and important. Streaker may have been a mutt, but his simple bloodline showed Mark that anyone puts their giftedness in God's hands, and allows God to use them, amazing things happen.
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Product Details

BN ID: 2940160844930
Publisher: Carpenter's Son Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Mark grew up with a love for dogs. This became a focal point of Mark's childhood when the President and Mrs. Kennedy gave him the "pupnik" named Streaker, the grand-pup of Strelka, the first dog to orbit earth in a Soviet Sputnik spaceship, and return alive. Mark maintained a pen-pal relationship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, with many personal letters, from the 1960's until the 1980's. Mark is an emergency medicine physician in Wisconsin, a husband of 42 years to his wife Moira E. O'Brien-Bruce, DO, and a father and grandfather to 5 children, and 7 grandchildren. Mark's has traveled with the international medical ministry in Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, and led many teams into the Asian disaster zones for medical relief work. In addition to clinical duties, Mark is the Ambassador to Belize and Canada for the American College of Emergency Physicians.
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