Laura Acevedo at San Diego’s ABC 10 reports on the Home Depot and other volunteer organizations worked all day to upgrade the Cornerstone Riding Center’s facilities.
Watch CBS News 8’s Kelly Hessedal report on how more than 100 Home Depot volunteers pitched in to give Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center a makeover.
First off we want to thank EVERYONE for your outpouring of support. It has been amazing. Its touching to see how many people understand how special and powerful horses can be in our lives.
Sadly, it is with a heavy heart we have to report that Daka even though came through surgery well, due to secondary and unanticipated issues during recovery was no longer able to go on. She passed peacefully on Friday March 13th. It was, as always, a painful decision to let her go, it would not have been fair to ask her to stay. In true Daka fashion she gave it her all to get better. But, it just wasn’t meant to be.
She will forever be missed but, in her honor we will continue to give our students the best, as she always did…….. Healing, loving and growing with every stride.
Please help us continue to meet our financial goal to cover the costs of her surgery. We want to be able to continue to give the best to our other equine co-workers as we have always done and did for Daka.
Thank you and many blessings to all.
Daka is one of our exceptional horses here at Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center. Daka has riders that come just to see her. One of our little riders has pictures in her room of Daka and carries them around till the next time she gets to be with her favorite horse.
Daka started showing signs of not feeling well this past Tuesday morning March 3rd, by that afternoon Daka was picked up by one of our very kind volunteers who helped us get her to Helen Woodward Animal Hospital. It did not look good for Daka, her digestive system wasn’t working properly and she was in a huge amount of pain. Once to the hospital they were able to give her relief until more testing could be done. After extensive testing there was found to be major blockage in her intestines (sand). The surgeon said he thought surgery (recovery time and monitoring) could restore her to good health. So the decision was made to move forward with the surgery. I am happy to say Daka did well through the surgery. She has had some struggles since then. But, is facing each struggle like a champ. We are doing everything possible to get her healthy. Then, on her way to getting back to helping our students thrive through their riding lessons. Each day is different but not without hope.
The down side to all of this, is that the surgery and recovery are not free. But, we felt it was well worth it to save the life of a sweet soul that helps so many.
That is where we need your help. Please donate to help with the costs of Daka’s care. Your donation can be a tax write off, Cornerstone is a 501(c)3 non profit.
Thank you in advance for your help!!
Help Daka at Gofundme
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center
25602 Tin Cup Drive
Ramona, CA 92065