Hercules’ Journey 

When a little boy with HPE passed away last year, his mom wanted to find a new home for her son’s service dog. By connecting with Families for HoPE, this mom became friends with Charlie’s mom, and she asked if Charlie would like the dog. Charlie said yes, of course! Charlie’s mom remembered another parent she met at the Families for HoPE’s most recent conference, and that parent was a pilot. The pilot heard the story and volunteered to pick up and care for the dog as he travelled from Miami to Phoenix. Now, Hercules the Service Dog is with Charlie’s family. Families for HoPE was able to serve as the connector between these families to bring hope to a child with HPE and everyone involved.

Written by Dana McNulty, Lessonly

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