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Published: Monday, May 14, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Man, eagle helped each other to health

  • Jeff Guidry and Freedom, the bald eagle he coaxed back to health. You can see them both at an event Saturday.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Jeff Guidry and Freedom, the bald eagle he coaxed back to health. You can see them both at an event Saturday.

You can learn more than facts about nature.
Freedom the bald eagle will teach you about friendship.
Freedom is the featured guest -- along with her human friend Jeff Guidry -- during the Streamkeeper Academy program called "Eagles" on Saturday.
Freedom is a female bald eagle who didn't have much chance of survival after she was found as a fledgling, out of her nest with two broken wings. Though she received care at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, she was not standing on her own and she faced being euthanized.
Guidry stood by her side and coaxed her back to health over several weeks.
Then, Guidry discovered he had cancer. Together, he and Freedom fought the disease. Guidry is now in remission.
Their story was the basis for a book called "An Eagle Named Freedom" by Guidry.
He is today a self-taught eagle expert and president of Sarvey Wildlife Center.
Together, these two will tell audiences a lot about eagles, their habits and habitat requirements.
"Jeff is not our typical adjunct professor," says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. "Most of our profs come from a science background and Jeff is a blues/rock and roll guitarist who used to play sessions for the likes of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson."
"Eagles" is at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Stream Center, at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Tickets are $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members and $7 for nonmembers. Call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org for more information. Guidry will be available after the show for a book signing.
Herald staff
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