How about a feel good story for this Sunday!
I received this email and it was just perfect for a happy Sunday.
Here you go!
Morningstar Dancer, the foal that was struck and run over on US-50 in Dayton in March has recovered from her injuries and is nearly ready to go to her new adopter. What is amazing is how well her crushed hoof healed.
Here is a link to her case study. I’m posting a link to the first part as some readers might not have seen it earlier this year and may not know how serious her injuries were. Please be sure to go on to Part 2 to see how she fared and especially watch the short video at the end of the report to see how she can now move.
This is one of just many instances where focused care can bring many of these foals back from some very serious injuries and illnesses. Of course Shirley Allen is known to regularly work miracles.
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Dawn, thanks for passing along our report to your readers. It truly “takes a village” and your readers have played such an important role in our ability to get the specialized equipment that we needed to pull off some of these miracles. In may ways you folks are just as important as the hands-on volunteers in the field. So huge props to all of you behind the scenes!
From Shirley who cared for Dancer:
We have to give credit too, to her will, after she started feeling better and we had made her a cast/bandage that allowed her to move around on that leg, she became a
real little pistol, wanting so much to survive and be “normal” horse kid. It was a challenge daily to make sure we were letting her get just the right amount of exercise,
keep that foot and leg COMPLETELY CLEAN but making sure she could be mentally and physically as normal as possible, that took some doing with her energy level.
Except for the HORRID worry for weeks of bone infection and that the coronary band would not heal and we’d have to make that un-thinkable decision, she proved how strong
and wonderfully vital those Mustang genes are. I’m such a sap, it makes me cry every time I see her run now thinking what could have been.
Willis’ nice words in this update are much appreciated but so many help to rescue these babes and while it’s completely rewarding and amazing to work with these little loves, when it comes to “miracle” outcomes I think probably I’m not the one providing them, only the middle wo-man in the mix. Love and thanks to all that are and always have been so supportive of the horses and continue to care and encourage the work for their healing and welfare.
Our Thanks, forever gratitude and love to our FABULOUS Doc Peck. He was here every week and helped us immensely with her recovery as he always does with all our horses and animals that need Doc. He and his wife Frankie are always there and so supportive in taking care of the wild horses and ALL our critters.
Hoping Dancer’s story will help give real hope to others that are dealing with severe and life threatening sickness or injury. While some sickness and injuries are so devastating that some situations are taken out of our hands sometimes, our motto is, Love them, stay ever on the alert while they are healing and NEVER GIVE UP, loving care can produce “miracles.”
Big Ole Horsey Hugs to ALL,
Bruce, Shirl and Critter Kids Too