The local chapter of IAVA in Texas has a mission to empower the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans throug…
Jennifer, a 32-year-old army veteran suffered severe anxiety and depression after being part of an explosion that killed her fellow friends and soldiers. The traumatic event prevented Jennifer from normal social integration when she returned back to the States.
Jennifer became angry, sad, and isolated from friends and family. She was withdrawn and guarded with people at Equest, but immediately connected with a horse named Ben. Weeks later, Jennifer gathered the courage to ride Ben and consequently began her life changing transformation. Equest empowers individuals like Jen with cognitive, psycho-social, and physical disabilities through equestrian therapy.
Equest is sustained solely by donations, which help bring hope and healing through therapy, to children, adults, and veterans with special needs.
Equest empowers their Riders to do the things they had once been led to believe were, for them, impossible. Individuals who were told they would never walk are learning to take their first steps of new or regained independence. People who lived in a world of immobility now have the wonder of movement. Those who lived in their own isolation are learning to make meaningful connections.
We want to also let you know that as active Agents of Change we are committed to keeping our community members in good hands. Every 30-90 days we will elect a new worthy cause to support, and would love for you to join us! And if you know of someone who could use help, please visit the link below to enter their information. We will get in touch with them as soon as possible.
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Our agency will donate $10 your behalf for every recommendation you send our way, and we'll also add you to our monthly drawing for a $50 Gift Card! Getting involved has never been so simple, or free!