Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
Today is a slightly less sunshine-y day than the last time I sent you but it is no less a beautiful day to me. We have achieved that for which we hoped… Today is the day I get to tell you that we have raised the money for Hailey’s surgery. That you all have found it in your hearts and already strapped pocketbooks to give hope to a little girl most of you have never met.
I still have no answers to the randomness of life. But I am once again reminded how great human kind can be and how much goodness can be found in a world that can sometimes seem cold. People never cease to humble and amaze me.
If Hailey were a person I think they’d make a book or movie out of her life. Hailey Sue started her life facing great adversity as a puppy mill dog. She was born into a hopeless situation with bleak prospects for her future. Much like little orphan Annie, Hailey never lost her spirit or enthusiasm for life though. Just when things looked up and she was “saved” – her bad heart threatened her new found happiness. Once again Hailey faced an uncertain future. Now, thanks to all of you Hailey Sue will undergo surgery tomorrow to fix her heart.
Hailey remains in good spirits, eager to live each day to the fullest. Tomorrow is Hailey Sue’s biggest and most important adventure yet.
We had hope in the kindness and generosity of friends, family and even strangers and our hope was rewarded. Tomorrow we put our faith in the good doctors and staff at the U of M Small Animal Hospital. We ask that you join us in sending prayers, well wishes and healing energy to Hailey tomorrow and during her recovery. I will keep you posted on her progress!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and trust me when I say, Hailey would thank you too!
Take care and best to you and yours,
Lynne and the Safe Hands Team