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You can be the LIGHT of Mya’s Summer, TODAY!

Imagine you are twelve years old and too afraid to speak to or look an adult in the eye. Can you fathom years of physical and emotional trauma that makes the idea of human touch or connection unbearable?

Children who go through trauma feel safe enough to open up thanks to an unlikely friend – a horse named Hero. Before 12-year-old Mya arrived at Thornwell, she’d endured years of suffering that seemingly closed her off from the rest of the world. It was her own way of trying to protect herself from a world that, too often, left her hurting and alone. But something seemed to change when she met Hero – one of the horses in Thornwell’s equine, or horse-assisted, therapy program.

Did you know that YOU can create powerful life changes? Your prayers and your support connect children at Thornwell to innovative therapies and activities that help them feel like a kid again. I wish you could see how Mya has grown since working with Hero! Once a week, she goes to the stables to bring Hero an apple to nibble. While she pats and brushes him, she can talk quietly to him about things she doesn’t want anyone else to hear. Hero is powerful yet gentle. He doesn’t leave her, and he doesn’t betray her. She doesn’t have to fear. For Mya, Hero is a light in a world that’s been too dark.

You, too, can be a light in the lives of children just like Mya!

As we approach summer, we continue responding to the immediate needs for children. Our team is preparing safe, fun, and engaging activities for when school gets out. It’s going to be a great summer. But we need your help to make it happen. When donors like you give, Mya will enjoy a summer filled with horseback riding, cannon balls into swimming pools, belly laughs, and daydreams. You can give Mya a summer of pure joy! Today, you can provide children with loving care, therapy, and summer enrichment activities that are critical to healing from abuse and neglect. Will you join me today in giving to support Mya, and kids just like her, who deserve a summer filled with love and kindness?

Your gift today will create permanent, lasting change for children just like Mya.

From bible studies to beach trips, swimming lessons, and strawberry festivals, you can give kids like Mya a second chance to heal, find hope, and discover who God created them to be. Your giving multiplies blessings to children on campus today that gives them hope for their future. Mya has a long road ahead of her, but you can help Mya can find her way to trust again. You can light the way for her and Hero to bond. You inspire breakthroughs. You help make the impossible possible! When you step in, you help give Mya a summer filled with fun adventures, new friendships, and a renewed faith in people who are here to make sure she is safe and loved.

Because you care, children at Thornwell will continue to have fun, meaningful summers with memories that last a lifetime! Because you choose to love through your giving, kids from hard places receive the loving care they need. We covet your prayers and support because, with them, kids are provided relief from their trauma. Thank you for considering a gift to support children who’ve endured hardships beyond belief. They deserve a fun-filled summer!


Reverend Myron W. Wilkins, President and CEO

P.S.: Monthly giving is a great way to stretch your gift and sustain our mission all year long–head to to give.

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