Luctor et Emergo" is a heart-warming, true story about the author's parents and their loss of hearing at a young age. The Latin phrase "Luctor et Emergo" means "I struggle and overcome". This simple Latin expression was often quoted by the author's father, Horace E. Dean, and it sums up the theme of the book.
People can overcome the most difficult of circumstances in life if they will persevere. The book details the myriad of challenges the author's deaf parents faced throughout life and their persistent determination to overcome their disability and disappointments with their faith in God. This uplifting and sometimes humorous story of the indomitable nature of the human spirit will encourage young and old alike, especially those persons who are struggling with life's challenges.
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