Rusty & Amanda...
Every dollar you give makes
stories like Amanda's possible
Thanks to you, over 200 individuals with special needs became healthier because of personalized horse-assisted therapy this year. These children, adults, at-risk youth, and combat veterans struggle with an array of physical, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Through the healing power of horses, they became stronger in mind, body, and spirit. On their behalf, thank you for your help.
One of the young people participating in our mental health program for at-risk youth was Amanda, age 14.
Fearful, guarded, and withdrawn, Amanda had no self-esteem when she started therapy at Triple H and wanted nothing to do with a horse. Gradually, with the encouragement of our counselor and the unconditional love of her therapy horse, Rusty, she began to communicate. At first with her horse, then the staff, and eventually her peers. Towards the end of the session, she even took on a leadership role organizing tasks for her class. Hector Garza staff reported that she began participating in activities and interacting with her peers at the facility as well.
Amanda was removed from her abusive family when she was age 8 because her parents were arrested after her step-father murdered one of her siblings. Currently, after many unsuccessful foster placements, Amanda resides at the Hector Garza Center, a trauma-formed residential facility for some of the most troubled young people in Texas.
This note that Amanda wrote to the staff at the end of her session says it all:
“I just wanted to say thank you for the great 8 weeks we’ve spent together, and I wanted you to know I have learned a lot & grew to realize I’m worth something & I’m someone. Thanks, Amanda”
Every day, your support makes stories like Amanda’s possible.
Many more troubled youth like Amanda can make the same kind of breakthrough--gaining confidence and self-worth that can change their lives and their futures. That’s why we’re launching our Annual Year-End Campaign. Our goal is to secure funding to serve 20 more traumatized young people in 2019. Our goal for this campaign is to raise $10,000 by December 31st. We need your help to make it happen.
We’re reaching out to you because you’ve already demonstrated your compassion for some of the most vulnerable people in our community—children and adults with disabilities, wounded veterans, and at-risk youth like Amanda. Would you be willing to make a special year-end contribution of $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can afford to give troubled youth an opportunity to heal from their corrosive life experiences? To help other troubled teens realize that they are indeed worth something?
We simply can’t do it without you. Every dollar you donate makes stories like Amanda’s possible. With your support, we can empower more young lives in a lasting way.
Please make your donation in 2018 by simply clicking the DONATE button at the top or bottom of this page.
Thank you for your continued support and friendship.
P.S. You can learn more about the amazing work your donations make possible by checking out the rest of our website or Facebook by simply going to @tripledream. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity, and your donations are tax exempt within the extent of the law.