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July 12, 2012

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July 12, 2012

My son starting riding when he was 3 years old. He couldn't run without falling, couldn't throw a ball, couldn't climb stairs; my list could go on. He had such a hard time trying to do the things that all kids do. When he rode the horse the results were amazing. Over time it was wonderful to see the difference in him. He could run without falling, climb the stairs use the equipment on the playground. We finally got to take down the baby gates in the house. He was also unable to communicate. His language is emerging. He's signing and more verbal on the horse. It's a therapy I'm very passionate about and am lucky he gets the opportunity to ride.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

December 8, 2009

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December 8, 2009

STAT is a young growing organization that offers scholarships to children and young people who have special needs throughout a 7 County area in the Southern Tier of New York State. Among their board of directors is the President and Founder who is a professional grant writer with a proven record of obtaining funding from businesses, foundations, as well as through fundraising efforts. STAT is an organization operated and staffed by 100% volunteers. Additional programs are coming for art, music, and dance movement/yoga therapies. for more information go to their website www.statinc.org

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how they treat families and how important the connection is between the individual handicapped rider and the horse! Kids are the focus! When a government or a school will not provide a beneficial therapy it takes organizations like STAT to do it!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the children STAT serves smile with pride; seeing them learn (from mentors, family members, and staff) communication skills, interpersonal skills, improved eye contact, improved flexility, balance, and strength...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and helpful, courtesous, gracious, and giving with a warm smile on their faces. Some are adults some are teen/peer mentors, all are volunteers and all who want to make a difference!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a school with alternative therapy facilities to include an heated indoor equine facility with outdoor trails, an aqua therapy complex and additional specialty rooms within the school structure to include art, music & dance therapy and more!

Ways to make it better...

there was more funding available for an operating budget to comfortable compensate people for the time and effort they put forth to meet expectations of constituents, serve more individuals, and accomplish STAT's mission and vision.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

an operating budget

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is an organization extremely dedicated to the children they serve.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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