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Bill Goss: The Luckiest Unlucky Man

Bill Goss' first book
Bill Goss’ first book

One day navy pilot Bill Goss from Orange Park, Florida says he was flying one of the fastest jets in the world.  Just a day later he learned he could be dead from cancer in only six months.  What happened over the next few months became the subject of Bill’s popular book, “There’s a Flying Squirrel In My Coffee- Coping With Cancer With The Help of My Pet.”

 

 

 

 

Bill book about surviving cancer with the help of "Rocky" the flying squirrel
Bill book about surviving cancer with the help of “Rocky” the flying squirrel

Goss, now medically retired from the navy, sat down with Donna Green-Townsend to talk about how his flying squirrel, “Rocky,” helped him to survive his greatest battle. (Originally broadcast on WUFT on March 14th, 2003.  The documentary won a first place Edward R. Murrow Regional Award from the Radio and Television Digital News Association in 2004 as well as a first place award for documentary from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters in 2004)

 

 

 

 

 

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Donna Green-Townsend with the famous “Rocky” on her shoulder
Donna and Bill Goss, The Luckiest Unlucky Man
Donna Green-Townsend and Bill Goss

 

The one-hour documentary is divided up into 5 segments below:
 

Pt 1

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