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Marshall the miracle dog visits Boone and Lincoln Elementary

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

Who knew a dog would have such a powerful story to share? Boone and Lincoln Elementary were privileged to host Marshall the Miracle Dog and hear his powerful journey to finding his now forever home with mom Cyndi Willenbrock.

The first two years of Marshall’s life, before finding a home with Willenbrock, were spent in a pin with 60 other dogs. Marshall and his pin mates were rescued. Willenbrock adopted Marshall after he spent months recovering at the Humane Society. She wrote a “Marshall the Miracle Dog” as a personal way to forgive Marshall’s previous owner. She also encouraged students to write. Now, Marshall is a happy and healthy dog. Marshall also serves as a therapy dog throughout the St. Louis area.

Marshall’s journey and message is about compassion, acceptance, disability awareness and bullying. His message and story are so powerful the Girls Scouts have named a badge, the Marshall Movement, after him, there are plans to throw out a pitch at a Cardinals game this summer and a movie about his life will begin filming in St. Louis in the coming month. Boone and Lincoln Elementary Schools were proud to host Marshall the Miracle Dog and learn his story. To find out more about Marshall visit

Lincoln Elementary Counselor Janet Meyers and daughter Ava visit with Marshall.