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Review for Manley Foundation, Eugene, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Manley foundation has helped us the past few years in scholarshipping individuals with disabilities. They get riding lessons at reduced rates or at no cost. We serve children, adults and veterans with social, pychological and physical disabilities. Organzations like Manley help fill in the gaps in our endeaver to fundraise for our clients so they can become the "best they can be". "There is something about a horse that is good for the inside of a man" is well said by Winston Churchill. One of our clients who is scholarshipped is a boy named Issac. He has cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. When he came here at 4 years of age, he could not sit up or walk. His grandparents bring him here every other week for a riding lesson. They come from Silverton, Oregon, at least one hours drive. Soon after starting his lessons, he began to sit up on his own. As time went on he was able to walk with assistance. At age eight, he began to walk. Doctors never thought he would walk. He was not in any other therapies other than horseback riding. Small miracles to big miracles, Manley can take some of the credit for making it happen.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer