Thank you…I can live again!

Grant awarded on 3rd May 2016


Making the transition from cancer survivor to normal life

Kelly, aged 18, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.  Fast forward and Kelly is 23, a survivor, in remission, but totally unable to “get on with her life”.  The disease and the treatment for it had left her with social anxiety, health anxiety, general anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia OCD and depression… it’s no way to try and live.  Something needed to be done to try and help.

Your support has made a difference…

A very special treatment was found: Equine Assisted Therapy.  An extension to the services provided by Horses for Causes, set up to help adults with autism and learning difficulties, the benefits of the therapy have been extended to others.  There was no funding available for the course, and so the RGF stepped in.

In Kelly’s own words:

“Thank you so much for giving me the money I needed.  I never thought that equine therapy would work as well as it did but I knew I needed to give it a try.  It’s completely given me my life back and I’m comfortable again to leave the house without struggling to control my anxiety.  The horses, Sharon and the team at Horses for Causes has given me something to look forward to, allowed me to feel excitement again and given me a safe place that I never want to leave.  It’s given me the motivation to pursue a career in equine therapy and I’m looking to begin my training next year and I really can’t wait to help other people in the future!  

I can’t wait to live my life and I truly believe I have a future again.  That is truly down to you and all that you do!  I sincerely can’t find the words to say thank you properly but please know you’ve saved this girls life!”  Kelly

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