Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance
Connie Bombaci, author
Deaf dogs are often destroyed, mistreated, or abandoned. Hogan’s Hope is the tale of a legendary deaf canine hero who, after being rescued from neglect, prevailed as he learned over 65 signs in American Sign Language and thereby providing the hope of life for many deaf dogs worldwide. His courage to overcome challenges and prejudice continues to give inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that accomplishment, success, and genuine love are truly possible. Connie Bombaci adopted Hogan as a deaf, malnourished puppy whose early abuse made him wary of new situations and locked him a world of silence. Both of them educators, Connie and her husband decided that teaching Hogan sign language would be the cornerstone of communicating with him. Gradually he learned to trust them and became confident in relating to new people, other animals, and unknown circumstances. Little did his humans know that Hogan’s story would lead to numerous requests for interviews, news stories, and public appearances. Through his lifetime of determination, his story offers us the promise that we are capable of achieving an amazingly “ordinary” life and a life away from isolation. From hardship to success, hope gave the inspiration for overcoming any challenge. His journey of valor reveals dreams come true and offers insight into the world of true faith, unconditional love, and endless hope. Indeed, it is a story that needs to be told. Read and gain immeasurable hope!