Our volunteer shelter manager Larry suffered a heart attack Saturday afternoon and has been in the hospital ever since. Larry has been volunteering for years, and his help is extremely important.
Last time Larry was in the hospital it was for back surgery. He wouldn’t quit helping then either, he was more than happy to write emails from the comfort of his hospital bed.
Larry has a huge heart (that is in trouble) full of sympathy and love. Here Larry is giving some of that love and sympathy to Dano before his life slipped away.
Jason visited Larry in the hospital Monday and he is doing well all things considered. When Jason visited him, Larry had already recruited a volunteer from the patient next to him and got one of the nurses to become a 2011 monthly sponsor. You just can’t keep this guy down!
We asked you to send your thoughts to Larry, and here they are, we hope we got them all in. Feel free to comment at the bottom of this blog for Larry. We are sure he will read them.
Larry! you know you miss me texting you everyday and bugging you! so get better so we can start again 🙂 seriously though, anything we can do (that means dede too lol) let us know. miss you. and your family and animals need you. — Cindy
Larry- you are an amazing person for what you do. You need to get better, you not only have a family that needs you……but all those animals too. Plus we cant bug you if you are in the hospital. Lots of love and prayers for you and your family. — DEDE
Sending love and light to Larry! You are the most dedicated guy and you are appreciated by horse lovers everywhere!!! — Bettina
Larry, Olive (Willow) and I (well…and Bruce too!) wish you a quick and complete recovery! April, our prayers are with you both. I’ve walked this path and I know how scary it is. You’re both so integral to the day to day Shelter operation that I know Tawnee and Jason are going to be super busy! Take it, and take it one step at a time, Big Guy…We’re pullin’ for you to be back to 100% in no time! Hugs & prayers… — Glennis
Larry I read so much about you I feel like I know you. You obviously are a huge contributor to the success of Horse + I hope you’re feeling better and back at work very soon. And please, do what the doctors tell you to do:-) — Joni
Enjoy your rest Larry. You know Tawnee will put you back to work the moment your better! Seriously, take it easy and get well soon. — Shawndel
Hope he is feeling better! Get well soon! Prayers! — Kathy
Get better soon, Larry. The critters miss you!! — Susan
Hey, Larry. we all miss you. Hope you are feeling much better very soon. the Home At Last herd. — Donna
We’re pulling for you, big fella. — David
Dear Larry,I have never met you, but you are obviously a wonderful volunteer and anyone who donates their valuable time to this wonderful group is a hero in my eyes. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery. I am currently working on a project which is evaluating the use of stem cells to help heal the damage done by heart attacks; your story has inspired me to get my head back in the books so such a project can become a reality sooner!! Hang in there! — Faryn
My thoughts are with Larry, April and the family. — Janice
Hey Dude! We never met, but what you & April do for Norcal, well U JUST ROCK! GW soon and back on yer feet! Woot! 🙂 Comfort for April — Eileen
Special prayers and thoughts going out for you, Larry. I pray for good health to come back to you as a reward for all the good you do. My best to April and your family, too. — Diane
Larry, please rest and take it easy for a while. The shelter and animals all miss you, but want you to get 110% better before you come back. There will be plenty of neighs and hugs waiting for you when you get back. — Shari
Prayers for him and his family. — Barbara
We are praying for him. Sending hugs to everyone that needs them. — Misty
Larry, bless you for all you do, now is your time to take care of yourself and get well,and I pray that God will touch your heart with His Healing Grace. Amen. You are in my prayers, and I have added you to the prayer circles. God Bless. — Sharron
We know how dedicated and how hard working Larry is. Please send our “Get Well” wishes to him! — B&B Stables
Wishing and praying for Larry’s speedy recovery. I’ve never met any of you in person but hope to be able to come and visit the rescue. All of you are doing a great service for all animals. God Bless you all. — Brooke
This goes out to Larry, April, & family and hoping for a healthy, yet speedy recovery for Larry, I’m certain he will be very much missed at the shelter.
Heres a little something to lift your spirits. Little goat (aka: STARBUCKS) is doing GREAT!!! I’m inching him in with the others slowly as they do tend to butt him with force sometimes (they are a little bigger and older than him….but…do accept him otherwise, uno, they have a “pecking” order). Until he gets a little bigger, then he will be running with them. One of our llamas has especially taken a liking to him and sits by his pen all the time, it is very sweet and they ALL come running when he cries. He is the ONLY “baby” amongst everyone and he isn’t spoiled or anything!!! LOL
Take care and get better soon!:) ~Kimberley & Ray