My friend, Liz, was recently thrown off her horse and her pelvis was crushed. Liz has one of the biggest hearts and rescues animals that most people wouldn’t be able to take care of. She has 4 dogs.
Liz was so excited last year, when she was able to find a house to rent with a few acres to house rescued animals. She now has plenty of room to take in other animals that no body else wanted. She adopted, Clark, a black lab from a pet rescue that was set up at the pet store. Her gut told her she needed to take this dog. Later she saw on the news that this particular pet rescue was not taking care of their animals, and they found neglected animals, some of them dead, on the property.
Liz has also taken in 2 donkeys, 6 horses, 30 chickens, 6 ducks, a rabbit, and 2 cats. The previous owner of the horses’ house was in foreclosure and he had to find a place for them immediately. She knew she had to adopt them or they would get slaughtered since they were not trained.She hired a troubled friend to help her train the horses. She didn’t know just how troubled this man was until the day of her accident. They were out riding the horses when he suddenly kicked the horse he was riding very hard and yelled out. The horse took off running, downhill, at full speed, which caused Liz’s horse to race after him down the hill. Liz’s horse made a sharp turn and Liz flew off the horse on her bottom, crushing her pelvic bone. The doctor said she could’ve been paralyzed if she had fallen just an inch differently than how she fell. Later on, she found out that the man she trusted to train her horses was addicted to pain pills and alcohol, and was most likely under the influence when this accident occurred.
Thankfully, Liz had a skilled surgeon who successfully put her back together, and she is now recovering at home. She cannot put any weight on her legs for a month, and after that, she has to learn to walk all over again. She will be unable to work for 2 to 3 months to recover. Liz has always been self-sufficient and has her own business, working as an esthetician, providing skin care and waxing services for her clients. Unfortunately, this is a one-woman business, which means she has to close up shop during this time. Like many of us, Liz did not have health insurance, and any money she had saved has been spent for medication and basic needs for her and her animals. She hasn’t even begun to think about how much her medical bills will cost, but her immediate emergency is that her medication costs $1000 per month. She has to give herself a daily injection in the stomach to prevent blood clots. She had enough money for a 10-day supply, and is trying to make it last by taking it every other day.
Liz’s number one concern is her animals. She needs food for all the animals, which is costly. The horse food alone costs $540 per month. She needs to pay her rent for the farm and her business, and other everyday costs of life while she is recovering. Liz has always been a great friend and I wanted to set up this fundraiser for her so we can all pitch in and help her out. Any amount will be appreciated and helpful.