HOPE is a true gift.
The depth of what takes place at Hope HOrses Helping PEople in any one given moment is difficult to pin down. My daughter has struggled throughout her entire life; I have watched her trudge along from appointment to appointment being examined, poked, probed, cut, and stitched year after year. There’s a relief knowing that at least one of these scheduled times, I can see Brooke escape the realities of a failing body. For Brooke, HOPE is the place that keeps her going; from day one HOPE has given her something to look forward to. With the care of the volunteers and therapists a mission comes to life; the healing that occurs here is like no other. The horses stay in sync with the therapist and patients, creating immeasurable bonds.
In a time of slanted truths, HOPE is what’s real. These are the people of action making a difference. I have seen a young cancer survivor searching for direction find laughter. I have seen a war hero develop peace along with purpose. Each week I watch the numerous layers of progress continue to transpire. Hope is a true gift.
Brooke's Mom, Raeda Flores