I received this email from a friend today, and what this man needs seems very small compared to what he has done for us. Please email his teacher if you need more information or can help.
I have a student who is a 13-year veteran of the Marine Special Forces. He is on 80% disability and is taking 25 credits at the community college with a 4.0 GPA! He is in significant pain from his years of service and is beginning to learn how to ride horses to help. He talks non-stop about "his horse" Hooch and their connection. I see a huge difference when he comes to class having ridden or even just visited the barn. I know you all know about this!!
The reason I'm writing is because he needs some riding gear and I thought maybe we as a group could find some solutions since his funds are so tight (VA benefits are slow to arrive).
He is borrowing a helmet, but could really use some chaps - used are just perfect. So if anyone is or knows of someone ready and willing to donate a pair of used chaps that would be amazing!
I can be reached at this email (personal) or via my school email at Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org. :)