The "Tail" Of Rugby Jones: A Rascal's Journey From Disability To Ability

New Book Introduces A Hero to Handicapped and Special Needs Kids

BOYERTOWN, Pennsylvania (September 8, 2009) - Author Claudia Broome has created a literary hero. He is a Pembroke Welsh corgi named Rugby Jones who is paraplegic and not about to let that stop him. The “Tail” of Rugby Jones captures Claudia’s dynamic personal story about how Rugby is captivating thousands of people with his humorous, lovably cocky and to-the-point message that disability is really ability in disguise.


“Handicapped kids have law, teachers, and parents to protect them,” says author Broome, “but they don’t have any heroes. Rugby Jones is here to fill that gap.”


Written in Rugby’s voice, the story recounts his life on a Pennsylvania horse farm, the injury that paralyzed him and his unique approach to conquering adversity with a heavy dose of confidence in his own differentness and a canine wheelchair named Zoomie.


“His appeal for children – especially children like him who are handicapped in some way – is instant!” Author Broome reports that, without guidance, kids understand that anyone can enjoy life fully by embracing their circumstances and taking pride in their differences. Rugby Jones is the hero they can look up to. He has thousands of followers on Twitter to prove it @rugbyjones.


Initially caregiver to her courageous and resourceful dog, Claudia Broome became his student, learning firsthand how to overcome adversity, gain strength and nurture self-esteem. Her personal focus now is reaching handicapped children and all those who are involved in their lives through her Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania company Rugby’s World LLC.


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