Returning Marshmallow's Sight #GivingTuesday

For: Marshmallow
El Dorado Hills, CA
Organizer: All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.
$6,650
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 38 donors
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The Story

We just love this little guy! He came to AAE in need of a little extra love and has just blossomed into one of the best ambassadors of the equine persuasion you would ever want to meet. He loves the children that come to meet him and calmly stands for them to brush and love on him. Then the highlight of the visit, getting to take him to the arena where Marshmallow jumps the poles as if he is jumping a 2’ fence in a jumper class. Everyone who meets him goes away with a smile on their face.


Recently our sweet Marshmallow had an acute onset of cataracts and can barely see, but he doesn't let it stop him. He still waits at the gate in the morning to come down for his special breakfast. Recently, he was in the arena for playtime with Patches and Daisy, and he walked around whinnying like he owned the place. You would never know his vision is impaired. Such a sweet soul!


While Marshmallow is accepting his situation well, there is the ability to restore his vision with cataract surgery. Please consider donating so we can bring Marshmallow out of the darkness and help him see again. The surgery for one eye will cost $5000-$7000 with a potential extended hospitalization. If we can bring back vision to one eye, not only will it help his every day life, he can go back to doing what he does best….putting smiles on everyone’s face. Just a small amount from many can make a big difference for this guy and all the kids that come to visit.


Because this is an elective surgery and his loss of vision isn’t life threatening, per se, we’re making this fundraising effort specifically for Marshy’s vision. Some folks may think because of the costs, that no surgery or euthanasia is the better choice. Fair enough, and if you feel that way, you are under no obligation to donate. But if you are like many others and believe every life counts and regaining vision will improve Marshy’s quality of life, please help if you can by donating and/or sharing his story. Marshmallow has given to so many, now it’s his turn. Can we give him a little “light” in his eyes?


Let’s bring him out of the dark and give back to him the gift of sight!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 20, 2017

Posted on April 20, 2017

Marshmallow had his cataract surgery in March, and our handsome little super mini is back at the barn and THRIVING! Marshy participated in our Spring Break Kids Camp for foster and at risk youth last week, and he is back to putting smiles on faces.  He showed all of the kids how to move around obstacle courses and even jump cavalettis.  He was a CHAMP!!

Our hearts are filled with so much happiness seeing our white puff ball back with the ones he loves most; kids. Marshmallow and all of his friends thank YOU for making this possible.

Here is a video of him back in action!  https://youtu.be/m-THEpg6qdw


Posted on March 8, 2017

Posted on March 8, 2017

A few months back we asked if you, our wonderful supporters, would help bring sweet Marshmallow out of the dark and give him the gift of sight. You answered our call and today this handsome guy received his cataract surgery with the help of the great docs at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center.

THANK YOU AGAIN! We couldn't do what we do without YOU and the kindness of our community.

and...

A special thank you to Team LBEMC - Doctors Stolba, Faber, Fielding, Harms and the rest of the LBEMC team for providing Marshmallow with the tender loving care he deserves.

Marshmallow is expected to stay at LBEMC for monitoring and we'll continue to update you on his progress.


Posted on February 1, 2017

Posted on February 1, 2017

Finally some good news, Marshmallow should be having surgery within the month.  Unfortunately, the equipment transport to LBEMC issue was not resolved, but Dr. Stolba and the LBEMC team are working hard to provide an alternative solution for Marshy and other horses in the future.  Our next update should be a specific date!!  In the meantime, Marshmallow is adjusting and doing ok, but without sight, he's not the confident, fearless mini warrior that he once was.  Hang in there, Marshy-man, help is coming soon!!

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