LaRue II, a Canine Companions for Independence Hearing Dog, is a Hero!
LaRue saved Cynthia’s life and brought Cynthia back from isolation and desperation that surfaced as her hearing declined from hard of hearing to deaf. She brought Cynthia back to the outgoing person she used to be. Cynthia’s friends and family knew something was wrong, but had no idea how bad it really was. Thanks to LaRue, Cynthia sleeps at night for the first time ever, trusting LaRue to alert her to calls from the children, the smoke alarm, or other emergency. LaRue alerts Cynthia daily to the door, people calling her name, the phone, the timer, and much more. Cynthia now has the freedom to live again with a smile on her face and confidence in her heart. Most importantly, LaRue has made hearing loss visible. “You don’t look or act like you have a hearing loss” thoughts the public often shared are gone. Cynthia sits front and center today to watch her children on stage. Singing or playing a musical instrument, Cynthia listens through her eyes with LaRue by her side. LaRue is a Hero – a bridge to the hearing world. Together, LaRue and Cynthia today are helping others impacted by hearing loss – those with loss and their hearing family and friends. As a team, they advocate for hearing loss via presentations and hearing loss groups. LaRue through Canine Companions made it happen. Today and everyday LaRue helps Cynthia and others impacted by hearing loss!
LaRue has been officially nominated as a Hearing Dog Hero via the Humane Association Hero Dog Award Contest. There are a total of 8 categories, one of which is Hearing Dog! What a wonderful way to spread the word about hearing loss and assistant dogs. Please check out the site below and pray you can join in our efforts to reach out to everyone impacted by hearing loss – the hearing and hard of hearing and deaf.
VOTING STARTS MAY 7th and runs daily – everyone can vote once per day and vote for a dog in the various categories. So we hope you will read up on LaRue and cheer us on….
And a huge thank you to all of you – who have made a difference in my life It means more than you know. Please contact us if we can speak on behalf of hearing loss or assistant dogs (or both) we love doing presentations and doing what we can to help others!