The True Story of a Boy, a Dolphin and Their Remarkable Friendship

Deena Hoagland, LCSW, is director and founder of Island Dolphin Care, a not-for-profit organization in Key Largo, Florida. “Breaths That Count” shares her journey as the mother of a critically ill child who finds that the friendship of dolphins provides her with the answers to help her son while shaping her destiny to offer hope to countless others.

This is a must-read story of tragedy, adventure, creativity and healing. Deena’s story is inspiring, empowering and informative as she navigates through the world of complex medical treatments and brings animal assisted therapy to new heights. The book is available from Amazon.

The achievements of Island Dolphin Care, which also works with disabled veterans, have been the subject of much media attention including television segments on the “Today” show, “Prime Time Live”, “Animal Planet” and “Turning Point”; as well as having been featured in “Good Housekeeping”, “Southern Living” and “Exceptional Parent” magazines. Watch a YouTube video to learn more and spread the word so that others can benefit.

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