Broward News

Gentle Carousel, Florida Nonprofit, Brought Mini Horse Therapy to Sandy Hook Survivors

Let's stop wasting our attention on the crazy mofos insisting that the Sandy Hook massacre didn't happen and direct our precious mental energy over to a group that is doing something positive for Newtown.

Gentle Carousel is a Florida-based nonprofit organization that brings miniature therapy horses to visit and cheer up people in need -- such as elderly people in hospices or nursing homes or kids sick with cancer or other terminal illnesses or at-risk kids who need a little incentive to learn how to read. As far as owner Debbie Garcia-Bengochea knows, there's no other similar organization operating at a scope like this -- with 32 horses, that runs 100 percent on a volunteer basis, that never turns down a request, and that serves 18,000 people a year.

Two days ago, Garcia-Bengochean and her team returned from the horses' first trip to see snow -- in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Deirdra Funcheon