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What I want to do

I have done many things in my life: Creative Director, Writer, Producer, Animal Sanctuary Owner, CEO, Advertising Agency Owner, Musician, Actor and more . . . At this juncture, (I call it my 5th mid-life crisis), I want to open a series of Holistic Wellness Centers. I am a Reiki Master and would provide services to people and animals. The rest of my "staff" would be like-minded people in fields such as: acupuncture, yoga, meditation, touch vs tech, psychology, energy therapy etc. My Centers would provide a one-stop place for people and other living creatures to receive the healing we all REQUIRE yet very seldom ACQUIRE!

What matters to me

Living in a world filled with Loving Kindness and leading by that example!

What inspires me

The very few people on earth that actually care about all living creatures and act on their beliefs.

New Haven, CT USA

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RedRover
April 21, 2013

Among the many things I have done in my life one of the most rewarding was that I owned and operated an Animal Sanctuary from approximately 2000-2009. I saved many abused and abandoned little creatures and spent thousands of dollars out of my own pocket to accomplish this daunting task!

Due to a vast array of horrible personal experiences, (that I will not bore you with), I was forced to give up my Sanctuary when the bank foreclosed on the home in which I was living. I moved to a one-bedroom apartment for disabled people of low-income. I was able to bring one of my saved cats with me. His mane is Ocelot and he is my best friend.

On April 11, 2013 at a "routine" office veterinary visit, a tumor was discovered at the back of Ocelot's mouth on the gum-line. It had to be removed and biopsied. The April 11th bill was $266.03! The estimate for the surgery was $516.00, (exclusive of any extrusions that might need to be performed after the doctor had Ocelot under anesthesia)! I paid the first bill but since I live on a Social Security Disability check, I did not know how to pay for the surgery. I needed a miracle.

I filled out a RedRover Relief Grant Application on April 18, 2013 and, (very near tears), spoke to Rachel at RedRover to answer a few questions that she had. Later that day I received an email from Rachel stating that RedRover had approved a grant that would provide enough money for the vet to agree to the surgery!

Naturally, the vet wanted MORE, which I have been able to obtain through two additional rescue organizations.

Thanks to RedRover my best friend Ocelot will not die!!! There are no words to express my heartfelt thanks to the people at this wonderful, caring organization!

Miracles DO happen!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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