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Healing Kids’ Hearts in Foster Care

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Raised by 564 people in 9 months
Hi, my name is Adriana and I am 12 years old.  It's hard to tell my story, but I know it might help other kids who feel the way I felt.  By the time I was 4 years old, I had already been in 3 foster homes.  I remember feeling nervous and I didn’t know what was happening. It was a very scary time for me.  I went to live with my forever family when I was 5 years old.


Shortly after that my mom came up with a story to tell me one night.  She first asked me if I wanted to help other kids who haven't found their forever families yet and I said yes. She asked me what we could do or give to them and I told her stuffed rainbow ponies!  (I love horses but I'm not sure where the rainbow idea came from!)  All I knew is I wanted to do something with ponies and horses!

So my mom took that idea and told me a story one  night.  It was a story about a little girl who was missing someone she loved and the girl's stuffed pony came alive in the story, turned rainbow colored and shared 3 special messages to help the girl with her mixed up feelings.


My mom made that story into a book about 5 years ago and we took up a stuffed pony collection.  The idea was to give these books and stuffed ponies to children in foster care.  It's been a while but my mom wanted to wait to share these books and ponies until I was ready to lead this project. I do believe I am ready now!


This pony project is my way of showing other kids who are in foster homes to not worry about anything and that it will be alright.  If they feel sad or scared they can hold their forever friendship pony and read the book.  It will help them feel better!  There's even a special tag on each pony for the kids to read. 

The tags say, “A forever friend to hold close to your heart whenever you need a special hug.”


In addition, I am also raising funds to sponsor foster care children to receive Equine Assisted therapy.  This is a 10 week program where the kids get to work with the horses and a therapist to explore their feelings and get any help they might need.  If I could help even one kid be able do this, I would be so happy!  I know the horses have helped me a lot and I feel it will be a great way to help others!

How can you help? 

Please click the link and help our project by donating. Funds will be used to purchase books and ponies and to sponsor children for Equine Assisted Therapy.  Any amount helps.  For even just $5 we can give one more book away! 

We are also in need of brand new stuffed ponies/horses.  If you would like to donate ponies, my wish list is here:
http://a.co/ijeUkdl

Lastly, if you would like to purchase a book, you can do so here: Myforeverfriendshippony 
All proceeds from the books go back to my project.

Thank you so much!



Love,
Adriana
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We are thrilled to share that our website is up and just today we got approval of officially becoming a 501c3 public charity!Thank you all for believing in Adriana and her mission. We will keep sharing all the great things we are up to! Check out the website at www.healingkidshearts.com
Have a wonderful weekend!
❤️ Jane and Adriana
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We have something new that we have been up to! Today, Adriana helped a little girl create her own Peace Place. She was given a small space to transform and went to work!

Adriana helped her set it up, explained how to use all the things for destressing and calming when needed.

Some of the highlights were the weighted blanket, a satin covered body pillow, a journal, colored pencils, musical chimes, an essential oil roll on and more.

Helping kids get started with their own Peace Place will be something we are adding to what we give. Kids need a place like this where they can go to feel safe and learn to self regulate. When Adriana was younger, we modeled how to use her Peace Place over and over again. It took a while but she eventually got it!

Our focus for this will be on local kids (in foster care or adopted) who are younger than Adriana. She will personally set these up and continue to be a mentor for others.

We appreciate everyone’s support! Remember to follow us on Facebook at Healing Kids’ Hearts for more updates.
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A word from Adriana. She wanted to share about her passion for horses and to thank you all for your donations. ❤️
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We are grateful to Woman’s World magazine for sharing Adriana’s story! We hope you enjoy the article.
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