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Hogan's Hope Brings Awareness to Children
4:00 PM16:00

Hogan's Hope Brings Awareness to Children


Come join us as WTNH's Sarah Cody, joins children of all ages at the Killingworth Library's special program focusing on children learning love & acceptance through a very special deaf dog’s journey. Attendees will also learn facts and fiction about our deaf pups.


Along with Judea, her deaf 4-legged family member, award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will demonstrate how she uses American sign language to communicate and how being different makes us special! The children's book, Hogan's Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance, will be read to the children and available for families to purchase. The author can personalize these special new releases, making them a wonderful gift along with the Hogan look-alike stuffed dog.

Offer your child the opportunity to journey with a deaf dog as he hopes for his forever home of love and acceptance.

Tuesday Nov. 12 4:00 @theKillingworth Library * register ONLINE * for this FAMILY event. BUT… come anyway if you didn’t register!!

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Hogan's Hope Launches Children's Book
10:00 AM10:00

Hogan's Hope Launches Children's Book

Illustration in Children’s Book, “  Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance.  ”

Illustration in Children’s Book, “Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance.

Book Launch for children’s book, Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance.

Connie Bombaci brings her multi-award-winning book, Hogan’s Hope, to children of all ages. The first of her children’s editions, Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance, will launch at this year’s Parmelee Farm Artisan Market on September 7, 2019 from 10 AM to 3 PM.  

Bombaci decided to write the first of her children’s book after countless requests from readers of her award-winning books, Hogan’s Hope: A Deaf Hero’s Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance (secular edition) and Hogan’s Hope: A Deaf Dog, A Courageous Journey, and A Christian’s Faith (Christian edition).

Hogan, a rescued deaf pup, provides the inspiration to hold tight to our faith and persevere through the challenges of hardship, prejudice, discrimination, or handicap. His success reveals that all things are possible with hope and that each one of us, no matter what, is worthy of rescue, love, acceptance, and a forever home.

In this children’s edition, younger children journey with Hogan as he hopes for his forever home where is accepted and loved despite his deafness. They learn that everyone is worthy, no matter what, and that they must hold onto their own hope.

Saved from neglect when he was only eighteen-months-old, Hogan realized his hope for a forever, loving home and received whole-hearted understanding of his unique characteristics. Bombaci shares that success can happen regardless of our individual differences and that being different makes each one of us very special.  She encourages children to be kind and to always hold onto their hope and belief that dreams really do come true.  With hope, anything is possible.

Hogan’s Hope has received a multitude of awards some of which include the 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal for Inspirational, Readers’ Favorite Gold for Animals/Pets, 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal for Animals/Pets, Readers’ Favorite Bronze for Christian Non-Fiction, Christian Independent Publishers Association Winner of Biography/Memoir, and Dan Poynter Legacy Award for Non-Fiction.

Rescued from severe neglect, this heroic dog

Hogan’s incredible success led to TV appearances on Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, and Amazing Tails.  

Bombaci states, “Hogan’s story continues to provide the hope. His courage to overcome challenges and prejudice continues to give inspiration to anyone, human or animal, of any age and with any difference, that accomplishment, success, and genuine love are truly possible. Success can happen regardless of the circumstances, and we are worthy of acceptance and love. He taught me how to live my life as a courageous journey, and I want his life to be ‘A gift that keeps on giving.’”

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Hogan's Hope Presentation
11:00 AM11:00

Hogan's Hope Presentation

Connie, along with Judea, will be visiting the Killingworth Public Library to demonstrate just how smart deaf dogs are and what great family members they can be with the love and acceptance they deserve. Author signing will also be made available at the end of the presentation.

Connie and Judea's mission is to strengthen the belief that with hope anything is possible.

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