Gabrielle Ford never dreamed a long-eared coonhound could change
her life. But that’s just what happened when she met Izzy. Today Gabe’s
incredible story has drawn media attention from the Today show, Cosmopolitan,
and Animal Planet, among others. Her 2009 autobiography Still Dancing shares many of the inspirational details from her life
as a way to encourage others that anything is possible. Gabe now makes numerous
appearances each year with her new dog, ILO (Izzy Lives On). She lives with her
family in Melbourne, Florida.