She's a gray speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana . She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled.
While there, she was attacked by a dog and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg became infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case. You know how that goes.
But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He saw how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn't seem to get sores,and how she allowed people to handle her.She protected her injured leg.She constantly shifted her weight and didn't overload her good leg.She was a smart pony with a serious survival ethic.
Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee, and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly walked out of the clinic and her story really begins there.
'This was the right horse and the right owner,' Moore insists. Molly happened to be a one-in-a-million patient. She's tough as nails, but sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain. She made it obvious she understood that she was in trouble. The other important factor, according to Moore , is having a truly committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care required over the lifetime of the horse.
Molly's story turns into a parable for life in Post-Katrina Louisiana ........
The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb.A human prosthesis designer built her a leg. The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM, Molly's regular vet, reports.
Ron Gutman: The Hidden Power of Smiling...
Out of the blue, Efryim Shore became paralyzed from the neck down.
It was the second day of Rosh Hashana in 2004. Efryim Barry Shore came home from a full morning of prayers feeling a little tired. After a light lunch he decided to take a nap. Efryim climbed into bed, never knowing that it would be the last time he climbed into bed on his own for a long time.
Georgia loves singing in church. Her ready winning smile and deep religious faith helped many. Then her mother was struck with a devastating disease. Nothing Georgia did seemed to help. At the hospital one day she saw a KEEP SMILING card at the nurse’s station.Intrigued she picked it up, read the message, smiled and said this is for you mom. When she went back to the room mom was sleeping and the nurse said the medication would keep her that way for the next 7 hours.Georgia decided to return in a few hours time. She left the KEEP SMILING card next to her mother’s bed and left.
David was very frustrated. He is an extremely wealthy businessman not used to being denied. The phone rang in his exclusive apartment and he answered with a caustic tone. It was the doorman announcing a visitor. David rudely responded and hung up the phone.