Mar 6, 2018

Mickey and his frog-hunting pony

Mickey and Steven
Mickey and Steven

Thank you for your dream that made my son's dream a reality!

Steven and MIKEY MAN Where to begin?

A little about Steven: He was born with a rare liver disease and underwent a transplant when he was only three months old.

He was three years old when he received his "Personal Pony," the first child in his community to benefit from the program.

Everywhere we go Steven says, "Ya know what? I got a pony. Yep, his name is MIKEY an' he's my best friend. We hunt for frogs all the time. I brush him and get all the germs off of him."

It is so cute how the two of them have bonded! We really think that MIKEY knew all along that he had a special job to do once he got here. He has taken such an interest in Steven. He ignores everyone else, but Steven has his undivided attention always!

He is a smart little pony and he likes to give nuzzly kisses. We enjoy brushing him and talking to him too. I even caught my burly husband giving him a kiss and talking "baby talk" to him in the barn! So funny...

MIKEY's goat friend GIZMO is doing well also. And Steven loves him oh so much too. We are in the heart of summer here in northeastern Pennsylvania and MIKEY's coat has shed its winter hair. He is soft and shiny and definitely dappled as we were told he would be...such a pretty pony.

I hope that he and Steven grow old together and catch many frogs over the years. After all, what else should a little boy with a goat named GIZMO and a MIKEY-PONY do on summer days?

Thank you again for filling our dream..........................

Feb 13, 2018

Steven and his "frog hunting" pony

Mickey and Steven
Mickey and Steven

Thank you for your dream that made my son's dream a reality!

Steven and MIKEY MAN Where to begin?

A little about Steven Steven: He was born with a rare liver disease and underwent a transplant when he was only three months old.

He was three years old when he received his "Personal Pony," the first child in his community to benefit from the program.

Everywhere we go Steven says, "Ya know what? I got a pony. Yep, his name is MIKEY an' he's my best friend. We hunt for frogs all the time. I brush him and get all the germs off of him."

It is so cute how the two of them have bonded! We really think that MIKEY knew all along that he had a special job to do once he got here. He has taken such an interest in Steven. He ignores everyone else, but Steven has his undivided attention always!

He is a smart little pony and he likes to give nuzzly kisses. We enjoy brushing him and talking to him too. I even caught my burly husband giving him a kiss and talking "baby talk" to him in the barn! So funny...

MIKEY's goat friend GIZMO is doing well also. And Steven loves him oh so much too. We are in the heart of summer here in northeastern Pennsylvania and MIKEY's coat has shed its winter hair. He is soft and shiny and definitely dappled as we were told he would be...such a pretty pony.

I hope that he and Steven grow old together and catch many frogs over the years. After all, what else should a little boy with a goat named GIZMO and a MIKEY-PONY do on summer days?

Thank you again for filling our dream..........................

Nov 14, 2017

A Christmas Story

Xmas Pony
Xmas Pony

 

Mary got her pony, MERRY MEADOW, on Christmas Eve. She and her mother had plotted and planned for six weeks for this most special arrival. They bought purple buckets and a purple pony wardrobe and put up fences and a stall. But, best of all, not only was Mary getting her very own pony, but soon there would be two ponies to care for because her pony was PREGNANT.

 

And just as planned, a horse trailer arrived on Christmas Eve and out came MERRY MEADOW jingling with the sound of bells on her halter and festooned with Christmas ribbons. Mary could not see her pony as she stepped down from the trailer because she is blind-but she could hear her bells and the patter of her tiny, pony feet.

 

For many hours that night, Mary hugged and brushed her new pony and marveled at the hay-sweet warmth of her pony breath and the fuzzy, round belly that sheltered a new life. It was early morning before Mary turned out the barn lights and headed towards the house.

 

Mary and her mother had planned to breed ponies for other blind children. Their dream was cut short, however, when Mary died unexpectedly that Christmas Day. Mary’s mother wrote to us about the tragic ending to this story…but she also told us how comforting it was for her that Mary experienced the MAGIC of her own SPECIAL pony—if only for a few short hours.

 

Mary’s mother has decided to keep MERRY MEADOW and continue to breed ponies for other blind children in Mary’s memory.

 

At PERSONAL PONIES we work hard to make dreams come true and put a bit of Magic in children’s lives. Wouldn’t you like to help?

 

 
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