For The Love Of Dave!

I'm Melissa Smith.  I never anticipated being in a position to ask for help like this from others.  But, here I am.  On Wednesday, August 9th,  Dave O'Larey, my beautiful life partner, my best friend and business partner the man with whom I worked and played with by his side, had a heart attack.  This happened while we were working.   In less than one minute he was gone.  In my moment of panic and disbelief I started CPR.   He has been fighting for his life in ICU since.  The outcome at this point is still uncertain.  All the well wishes, prayers, beautiful energy and doctors and nurses have been amazing.  Recovery would entail months of rehabilitation and it's very unlikely he would return to working our business.
A little about what Dave and I do.  We are Farriers, Hoof Care Professionals for horses.  We have built a large business together.  It is our passion to provide the best hoof care for the horses which makes for sound horses and happy owners.  We love what we do!  More than that, we have the privilege of having many horse friends and many amazing clients!  Caring about our clients and their horses is a wonderful and  meaningful blessing Dave and I enjoyed for so  many years
Currently, I am struggling to be supportive of  my partner Dave during this difficult time while facing the reality of my situation.

I am concerned about the business Dave and I have built and what will become of it.  Even with  recovery, the road will be long and have its difficulties.
I have been unable to work as of yet, resulting in great financial hardship.   Working with horses comes with risks of injury even on good days.  Horses take on our energy and this makes it dangerous for me in my current emotional state.

I am reaching out to you, if you can find it in  your  heart to donate any amount small or large and help me cover financial obligations until I am able to get back on my feet.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Whether it is financial or sharing this with others.

Thank you for your prayers, support and positive thoughts!


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Melissa Smith 
Wilder, ID
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