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Mini Horse Therapy

August 25, 2019


I LIKE THAT. WHAT ABOUT DO WHEN YOU FEEL A LITTLE HORSE? YOU GO SEE A DOCTOR. THAT’S WHERE WE FIND HOPE AND PALLOR, TWO BRAND-NEW MINIATURE THERAPY HORSES. CAMBI BROWN JOINS US LIVE FROM L2 — FROM WILTON LEARNING HOW THIS DYNAMIC DUO MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY. Reporter: YOU HEAR ABOUT THERAPY DOGS THAT GO INTO THE HOSPITAL. I JUST FOUND OUT THERE’S A CAT THAT GOES IN. YOU WOULDN’T EXPECT TO SEE GUYS LIKE THIS WALKING INTO THE HOSPITAL. HOPE STARTED THIS ALL. LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO LISA. YOU HAD A DREAM AND YOU THOUGHT LET ME HAVE FORCES THAT CAN GO AND HELP KIDS WITH CANCER. HOW DID THIS TAKE OFF? IT TOOK OFF FOR SOMEBODY HELPING ME SET UP. CATHERINE MONTGOMERY GAVE ME A CHANCE TO BRING HOPE AND TO THE HOSPITAL. YOU GOT MORE THAN 100 — YOU SENT MORE THAN 100 EMAILS SAYING THIS WAS MY IDEA. I THINK SHE BELIEVED ME BUT I THINK IT WAS SO OVERWHELMING SHE WASN’T SURE. SHE GAVE ME A CHANCE. SHE SAW THE REACTION THAT PEOPLE HAD. EVEN AND TRAINING IN THE HOSPITAL. Reporter: WHEN YOU THINK OF A DOG OR CAT THEY CAN GO SIT ON THE PATIENT. THIS IS HOPE. THAT WE HAVEN’T BALLER HERE. KELLY IS HOPING BALLER. YOU TAKE THEM IN AND WHAT DO THEY DO? IT IS KIDS, ADULTS, AND NOW YOU’RE FINDING THE NURSES AND DOCTORS LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THEM. YES. THE REACTION IS AMAZING. WHAT IS SO PERFECT ABOUT THESE HORSES IS THEY CAN FIT IN BETWEEN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BED. THEY CAN GO UP AGAINST. THEY FIT IN THE ELEVATOR. THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE ELEVATOR WITH WHEELCHAIRS. THEY ARE VERY GENTLE AND THEY CAN GO UP TO THE BEDSIDE AND PUT THEIR HEADS ON THE BED AND PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO PET THEM THAT WAY Reporter: WHAT IS THE REACTION? YOU GUYS HAVE HAD SOME AMAZING STORIES. YES. WE HAVE AMAZING STORIES. THE REACTION IS JAW-DROPPING. YOU OPEN AN ELEVATOR AND YOU SEE A HORSE COMING OUT THE REACTION IS JUST AMAZING. THE JAWS DROP, THE FACES LIGHT UP, THE SMILES. WHEN YOU HAVE HAD SOME SUCCESS STORIES WHERE YOU GO IN AND YOU HAVE HAD PEOPLE WHO MAYBE HAVE GIVEN UP AND THEY GET A LITTLE HOPE EXPECT THAT’S RIGHT. THAT’S WHY WE CALL IT SHARING THE HOPE. Reporter: TELL US SOME OF THOSE PERSONAL STORIES. OH MY GOSH. AS RUNNERS HOSPITAL WHEN WE WENT IN THE FIRST TIME THERE WAS A LITTLE TINY GIRL ABOUT THREE YEARS OLD AND BURNED VERY BADLY. SHE RAN WITH SQUEALS OF DELIGHT IS ONLY A LITTLE GIRL CAN DO AND HUGGED HOPE AND HOPE JUST EMBRACED HER WITH HER HEAD. YOU AND I LOVE THIS. WHEN THEY GO IN THEY HAVE TO HAVE THEIR MAIN BRAIDED AND ALSO THEIR TAIL BECAUSE THEY NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT MAKING SURE THEY GET BATHED AND EVERYTHING BRAIDED SO THERE IS NO DANGER TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IN ICU OR SOMETHING. THE NAME OF YOUR NONPROFIT IS SHARING THE HOPE. WE ARE SELF-FUNDED. IT IS SHARING THE HOPE. THE REAL MAN’S CLUB OF GOLD JUST PUT ON AN EVENT TO HELP US. IT WAS AMAZING. WE HAD A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE THERE A WEEK AGO. WE HAVE BEEN SELF-FUNDED AND IT HAS BEEN FINE. Reporter: GOOD FOR YOU. YOU ARE IN KAISER SCHREITER ARE YOU AT UC DAVIS? JUST SUTTER. Reporter: IF PEOPLE, DO THEY REQUEST YOU OR HOW DID THEY FIND OUT ABOUT THIS PROGRAM? THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. IS STRICTLY UP TO THE HOSPITALS . THE HOSPITAL ALLOWS US IN AND THEY DECIDE WHERE WE WILL GO THAT DAY. SOMETIMES IT’S JUST TO SEE THE NURSES. SOMETIMES ICU. SOMETIMES THE CHILDREN. IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHERE THEY WANT US THAT THEY. Reporter: YOU LISA USED TO HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB. NOT ANYMORE NOW SHE DOES THIS FULL-TIME AND OF FUNDS THIS HERSELF. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. A GREAT PROGRAM. NEXT TIME YOU SEE A HORSE IN THE HOSPITAL DON’T QUESTION WHAT’S GOING ON.

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