Share My Super Saturdays
I am one of the incredibly lucky people to not only have the privilege of helping clients at the Shea Center grow through hippotherapy services, but I even get to call it my job! I began my journey at the Shea Center during my final clinical rotation for physical therapy school, and have since been lucky enough to join the staff as a licensed physical therapist. Every Saturday I make the drive down from L.A. County to the Shea Center to spend some quality time helping kiddos develop muscle strength, coordination, balance, and other gross motor skills in the most fun ways imaginable. The Shea Center is an incredible place where it is not uncommon to see children take their first steps, speak their first words, laugh their first laugh, and make eye contact with their families for the first time and smile. What I think is unique about the Shea Center is the team approach to therapy, and sense of community you can feel the moment you walk through the door. The therapy horses, volunteers, staff, and clients all come together to make miracles happen on a daily basis, by allowing each client to reach their highest potential through compassion, teamwork, and hope. Your donation towards Drive to Ride helps make these dreams a reality for clients who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford these life changing services. Any funds that aren't used for rider financial aid go directly to the care of our amazing therapy horses, who are truly the core of our programs. Any donations, large or small, make a huge difference. If you are unable to give at this time, spreading the word about this fundraiser by sharing my story and others is also just as valuable. Thank you!