Tag: volunteer

Every day should be Earth Day

Today is recognized as Earth Day, a day to celebrate the planet we live on, recognize how we affect limited resources found on our planet, appreciate nature and take time to do a project that makes Earth a little nicer. Personally, I think every day should be Earth Day, and every day we should get

A not so private (cancer) community

Diagnosed at 21 years old with cancer went against everything I thought I knew about cancer (which wasn’t much at the time) and life (again, not much at 21!). I stayed active, worked out regularly, rode horses four days a week, ate healthy, never smoked. I thought I was the picture of great health. The

Mountains, laughter and cancer, oh my!

Nestled in the Bitterroot Mountains, there is a magical, inviting place called Camp Māk-A-Dream. It’s not like other ordinary camps; it’s rather a very wonderful camp.   The organization’s mission is to provide a medically supervised, cost-free Montana experience, in an intimate community setting, for children, young adults and families affected by cancer. They accomplish

For the love of a horse

I recently spent a wonderful day working at Horses Haven, a local organization that rescues horses, donkeys and other animals who are abused, neglected, unwanted, aged or whose owners can no longer afford to keep them (not so unusual with Michigan’s economy). I loved being at the horse farm.       I think “horse” was