One of my greatest fears has been realized... but not by me.
Robin Gates, a Liberty Horse Trainer, has been severely kicked by her horse and is in dire need of our prayers.
From her website:
On the evening of June 4th 2013, Robin Gates (Liberty Horse Training) was severely kicked in the face by her horse (Red). She was found unconscious in the paddock and rushed to the nearest hospital. She was then immediately airlifted to Stanford Medical Center where she remains in treatment.
Robin sustained multiple facial fractures, a broken shoulder and a few broken ribs. Luckily she has no neurological or brain damage. Today (Monday, June 10th) she will undergo facial reconstructive surgery. If all goes well, she will be released from the hospital in a few weeks and begin what is expected to be a 6 month journey to a full recovery.
Robin is in remarkably good spirits and still has her sense of humor intact. She is an amazing example to us all.
Now for the bad news . . . at the time of the accident, Robin was not covered by Health Insurance. The cost of her medical transport, care, surgery and rehabilitation is yet unknown, but estimated to be well over $100,000. Robin and her husband Neil need our help. Calling all angels . . . we need your donations (none too small) to support this dynamic teacher of life, love and wisdom who has touched us all so deeply and in so many different ways.
We will keep you updated on Robin's progress here so check back often. Please leave your comments, blessings, insights and inspirations for she will be reading them and feeling your support.
With Gratitude and Love ~ Suzen Dyslin
Here is a link to her website for donations. I'm sure anything would help.
As I grow older, and since my broken ankle, I feel more vulnerable than I ever used to. I feel awful about this happening to her. It is such a risk when we own horses, isn't it? Does anyone else feel that way?