Thank You Lorena!
This month’s volunteer spotlight is Lorena Stratton.
April 2022, we welcomed Lorena Stratton to the HHEAL family. Lorena came to us because she missed being around horses. Now she is able to help us give our horses even more love and attention!! Lorena is a beloved mom to two beautiful and amazing girls and a wife of 32 years to her husband General Tony Stratton.
One thing that Lorena says that she learned from volunteering here at HHEAL is “how much healing [she] receive[s] from horses themselves and [ she enjoys] being a part of a team that is chill.”
A surprising thing to learn about Lorena is that she is a fan of Star Trek.
Lorena says that she looks forward to her husband retiring and coming to volunteer with her here at HHEAL. Thank you so much for all you do Lorena and we look forward to having your husband come and join the family!!!
Our snowbird, Diane, joined the HHEAL family in December 2021. Since then, she has been working hard to help bring every one of our riders joy and happiness during sessions. Before Diane began volunteering at HHEAL, she volunteered at two other Therapeutic Riding Centers in Ohio for over 20 years!! One thing Diane says she has learned from HHEAL is that there are many ways to run a Therapy barn and help people with disabilities. People may be surprised to know that Diane was a custom window treatment decorator for 24 years. When she is not helping us at HHEAL, she spends time water skiing with her husband and walking their three fur babies: Rae, Portia, and George.
When looking to the future, Diane says that she looks forward to “watching the Heartland program grow and continue to improve.” We can’t wait to watch this happen as well, and we are thrilled to have you with us each step of the way!!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication!!