The newspaper story may have been about the therapy horses visiting Charleston after the church tragedy, but it was little Scout's first front page. He was photographed on a hospital training visit with his mom as a chaperone.
On June 12, 2016, forty-nine people were killed and fifty-three others were wounded in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11 attacks in 2001. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses traveled to Orlando many times, working with families, [...]
On June 17, 2015, during a prayer service, nine people were shot and killed in one of the nation's most historic black churches, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The victims included the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney. Gentle Carousel was contacted within 48 hours of the shootings [...]
On the afternoon of May 20, 2013, a destructive EF5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma and adjacent areas, with peak winds estimated at 210 mph. Twenty-four people died and 377 others were injured. Among the hardest hit areas were two public schools, Briarwood Elementary School and Plaza Towers Elementary School. Seven third graders inside Plaza Towers [...]
Everyone remembers where they were when they heard about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty beautiful children between 6 and 7 years old and six heroic adult staff members were lost. The incident was the deadliest mass shooting at a high school or grade school in U.S. [...]