Servicing Active Duty Military Members Stationed At Camp Pendleton, Vietnam Veterans & Military Families
Commencing in January, Pegasus began providing its therapeutic services to the Marines of the
1st Maintenance Battalion who recently returned from Afghanistan. These sessions are being conducted with the assistance of their chaplains and family readiness officers who participate together in our EAT sessions. To date, we have conducted both individual and couples sessions and we are also scheduling group sessions for the spouses and significant others of members of this battalion.
In addition to the 1st Maintenance Battalion, we are also working with active duty combat veterans who have returned from Afghanistan (and are currently assigned to the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton) as well as Vietnam era veterans and military families via referrals directly from their military mental health providers.
As a result, January was the busiest month in the history of our organization as our herd serviced a total of 65 participants via our individual and group sessions!
Continued Expansion of Our EAT Program to Civilians
egasus is pleased to report that we have continued our collaborative effort with our very own volunteer, Heidi Lerner. In this regard, since November, 2010, we have conducted two group EAT Sessions
with Heidi and civilians who participate in her mentoring program that she founded for civilians with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We are excited to have Heidi on board as a volunteer and to be able to assist her in the good work that she does with civilians with TBI!
Veterinarian Care for Our Herd
r. Elizabeth Schilling has made 2 recent visits (together with her Western University veterinary students) to help float the teeth of our elder herd members. We have tentatively scheduled another visit in the spring.
A special thanks also goes out to Dr. Mark Silverman (Sporthorse Veterinary Services and our pro bono veterinarian) and Dr. Margaret Barr (professor at Western University and a member of our Board of Directors) for their invaluable assistance with the health & welfare of our herd!
March 5th Hay Unloading Party!
is here again! Please join us at 9:30am on March 5th for an all hands update meeting followed by our Hay Unloading Party. We should be done by 11:30am at the latest. Bring a snack and get ready for a great workout! It's a lovely way to enjoy your morning, a great way to help the community, and a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends!
Please email Gary Adler if you plan to attend. Additionally, you can RSVP to the open event on Facebook. Click here to view the event and select "Attending." Then make a post on the wall to let us know if you are bringing a dolly to help unload the hay.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Adopt a Pegasus Horse!
|Adopting a horse from the Pegasus Rising Herd is a great way to support The Pegasus Rising Project and to ensure these horses receive the care they need.
When you join our Adopt-A-Horse Program for $100, you receive a Pegasus Rising tee shirt, adoption certificate & 8x10 color photo of your chosen herd member. Adopt on a monthly or yearly basis, in someones honor, or just for a good cause!
Go to Pegasus Rising see our wish list of items needed!
Closing Thoughts From Our President
Pegasus is very excited about our quick start out of the gate in 2011. Our collaborative efforts are paying great dividends as we continue to develop and expand our services. We are working on expanding our relationships with both USC and Camp Pendleton and we look forward to reporting back the results of these efforts over the coming months.
While these accomplishments are quite meaningful, the need to raise funds is acute as we rely solely on the generosity of our donors and our all volunteer staff to keep our project on course. Please find it in your hearts to continue to donate to our worthy cause and spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues. With your generous support, our herd will be able to service approximately five hundred to a thousand military participants during the 2011 calendar year!
President & CEO
The Pegasus Rising Project