Twin towers survivor at LMC
BENTON HARBOR — Blind since birth, Michael Hingson, a survivor of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, will make three appearances Monday (Sept. 12) in Berrien County.
His book "Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust’’ recounts how his guide dog, Roselle, guided him and others down 1,463 steps from the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center moments before the building collapsed. Hingson has said his disability and the dog’s skills helped ensure his survival.
After speaking at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center from 7:45 to 9 a.m., he’ll sign copies of his book and head to LMC’s South Haven campus before returning to LMC in Benton Harbor for a lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. He’ll close the day speaking from 6 to 7 p.m. at LMC’s Bertrand Crossing Campus in Niles.