HORSE HELP: Donations Pour In To Save Horses
A Norwalk woman who has dedicated her life to helping disabled children enjoy farm life almost lost her farm because of a drunk driver, until our viewers stepped in to help.
“Yeah, we are excited. I don’t think I’ve smiled this much in quite a while,” Lynn Robbins said.
For 30-years, Robbins has opened up her farm to disabled children, so they can ride her horses. In all that time, she has never charged admission and never asked for donations. But in September, she was rear ended by an uninsured drunk driver, injuring her neck and draining her bank account, leaving her unable to work.
Monday night she told us she only had enough food for the horses to get her through the week. Since the story aired, she has been flooded with donations and has also received some very heartwarming comments from donors. “Every time I open and see a new one and read the response I cry because it’s so nice that people really care. They really care. And they don’t even know us and the love that is pouring in with the donations and with the comments they’re just so nice,” she said.
Thanks to the donations Robbins says, she will have enough money to buy hay for her horses for the rest of the winter, and the farm will be able to continue serving disabled children.