Legacy of Hope visits Stonegate

November 22, 2013 

From left, Legacy of Hope Director Kate Bashor, Joey Tarwater, school board member Maria Davies, J’Qwan Blackmon and teacher Julie Schroeder with horse Sparkle.

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Special education students at Raymore’s Stonegate Elementary School had an exciting surprise Oct. 17, when volunteers for the Legacy of Hope Initiative brought miniature horses to visit.

Stonegate physical education teacher Julie Schroeder is a volunteer with the organization.

Legacy of Hope is a non-profit agency that provides therapy through its miniature horses. Kate Bashor founded the organization, based in Belton, as a way to bring joy to grieving children and families and also to help veterans re-adjust to civilian life. The program’s mission has expanded to serve a variety of people, including those suffering from abuse or depression.

The agency offers programs tailored to provide activities for children with illness, disabilities, at-risk youth and individuals in transition. Learn more about Legacy of Hope at www.legacyofhopeinitiative.org.

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