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Review for Kids Cancer Foundation, Inc., Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Michelle offers such fabulous experiences for the children at the Kids Cancer Foundation. As a volunteer I assisted in leading one of her children in a leadline class at a horse show in Wellington. MIchelle had arranged for quiet, gentle horses and ponies to arrive at the show. We mounted these brave, excited kids up on their mounts and led them into the ring amid applause, cheers, and big smiles all around. Each rider received a ribbon, but more importantly they were praised for their bravery (for some it was their first time on a horse!), and their composure. They loved their horses! Another time I attended a fair with a horsey theme hosted by the Foundation. There were many booths for everyone to enjoy. The kids and their sibs , parents and friends could paint, make jewelry, sculpt, learn about hoof care from a farrier, and even ride a "bunking bronco." I helped give pony rides, and believe me, the line for a ride was very long!! I was so impressed by the commitment of the staff, by the talents and generosity of the volunteers and visiting artists, and of course by the kids themselves. They are all so special and deserve this fun and attention to help them as they recover from illness. The Foundation is deeply committed to providing these children with memorable experiences which will infuse joy into their lives and may even ignite their spirits with a new passion. They deserve it!

Role:  Volunteer