What were YOU doing with your senior year in high school?

February 17th, 2014 at 1:10 pm by under 2 KASA Style

One of the great things about my job is the opportunity to meet people making a difference in their communities.  Case in point is Rio Rancho high school senior Elisabeth Burton.  The daughter and sibling of armed force veterans, she’s taken it upon herself to explore the treatment options of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, with something she’s spent her entire life around: horses.

As she taught us this morning, the majestic beasts serve more than we may know or recognize.  Knowing their innate responsiveness to our moods, temperaments and personalities, she sees a possible correlation between the treatment of PTSD and the care of horses.

Working along side faculty at UNM, Elisabeth is seeking willing veterans suffering from PTSD to be part of this trial treatment.  There is no cost involved for the program.  Furthermore, if it proves beneficial to our vets, it could have an incredibly profound impact on the lives of our most deserving.

If you are interested in learning more or participating, email Elisabeth at LElisabethBurton@gmail.com.


And hats off to this young lady for having the insight, care and perseverance to give back to our brave men and women of service.

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