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'Lily's Story' appearing in Great Bend Tribune

Tara Prosser is shown with Lily, the inspiration for the children’s book, “Lily: A True Story of Courage and the Joplin Tornado.” The book has been adapted into an eight-part newspaper series that starts today in the Great Bend Tribune.

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There was a time not that long ago when Tara Prosser thought she had put Lily’s story behind her.
“After a year and a half, two years, I kept telling her, ‘It’s time to do something else great and amazing,’” said Prosser, the owner and handler for Lily, a search-and-rescue dog with the Newton County (Missouri) Rescue and Recovery Team.
But thanks to an upcoming children’s book and a newspaper series that will spotlight the efforts of the nearly 6-year-old Weimaraner after the May 2011 tornado, Lily’s story is poised to reach an even larger audience ...


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