On the morning of August 15, 2016, I was sitting in the airport about to take off for a work meeting, and I got the call. My beautiful Paint, Lily, had gotten out of her pasture and had been hit and killed by a truck. I can't really recall details of that morning, and if it weren't for such supportive friends and family, I'm not sure how I would have made it through the week being so far from home. Lily was the sweetest, most easy-going horse I've ever been around, and she loved everyone- especially her horse friend CC, the owners of the barn who took such great care of her and the lesson kids who rode her weekly.
We are all going to miss her so much, but I know she would want us to stay strong. I'm convinced I've felt every emotion imaginable while trying to process this tragic accident, but the strongest emotion I'm feeling is the need to help make a difference for other horses in her honor.
As soon as I got home, I looked up the horse rescue Save the Horses that is located five minutes from my house. I was pumped up, ok... and a little nervous, to see that they are doing a fundraiser to raise money for their rescue. I decided that on May 20 2017, I have to take the plunge and jump out of a plane! This is something I've always wanted to do, and I am excited that it comes along with raising money to give back to horses in need.
Save the Horses is located in Cumming, GA and currently cares for over 130 rescued horse and other animals that have been abused, abandoned or neglected. The rescue desperately needs money for feed, hay and to provide much needed medical care for them.
Any amount donated is very much appreciated and makes all the difference! If I can raise at least $600, I will get to skydive for free!
Please note that the money donated goes directly to Save The Horses' bank account.
PS: If you would like to witness this jump with your own eyes, join me on Saturday May 20 at the jump site in Monroe GA. There will be fun festivities (including food, music, games and of course horses) from 10am to 5PM. More information will be forwarded closer to the date.
Note: If you would like to create your own campaign to raise money for Save the Horses and get your chance to Skydive for free. Click the following link to get started.
Thank you all so much for your love and support. Let's crush this goal and raise some money for these sweet animals!Find out more and get started now.