Monday, August 25, 2008

Celebrities in the house!

Chase has a new patient named Angelina. She's not just an ordinary patient though... she's a horse! Her leg got caught in a barbed wire fence and so the owner called the clinic where Chase works and asked if it would be possible to make the horse a prosthetic leg. So, Chase agreed to take on the special project.

A couple weeks ago a local news crew came out to film the story. Elias and I met everyone out at the ranch so that Elias could meet the horse. Elias was pretty excited about meeting the horse (and the other 20+ horses, 16 dogs, pigs, and goats). Elias stuck right by Angelina's side the whole time, helped put the leg on, and ended up being in the filming as well.

They filmed for hours but the clip is only a few minutes long. Some of the details are wrong, like the name of the company, Chase's title, and a few other things. But camera shots of the horse (and Elias too) are pretty good.

The organization featured in the YouTube video is Hearts and Hooves. It's a great place and the owner, Veronique, is so creative in the way she uses her horses to bring joy and healing to others. As you may have caught in the video, Veronique's goal is to use Angelina as a therapy horse for children and adults who are amputees. Cool!

Once the horse is walking better and actually being used as a therapy horse, the news station plans to do a follow up story.


Heather A. said...

Wow, how cool is that. That actually makes me cry and Elias looks so great on camera!

Blessings, Heather Amsbury

Bridge said...

That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Your family is beautiful - got to see sneak peak of Erin's pictures. She gets so excited just talking about your story. Hope to see you guys one of these visits to the metroplex!

Anonymous said...

Okay Chase a "Lab Tech"....that is a great story!!! Congrats Chase.....awesome job!!!!
And Elias ...what a ham.... i totally see him doing what you do in the future!!!

miss you guys!!!

Liz Lindow said...

So freaking awesome. . .

Ray and Lisa said...

That is so cool!!

Erin said...

You are famous! Cool!!