Banyan Pediatric Care Centers, a medical daycare facility, has been honored to partner with Honey’s Mini Therapy Adventures for a year now. We initially believed their visit would be a one-time treat, as they had to travel over an hour to get to us, and we operate from a very limited budget. But because of their kindness, and the noticeable impact their visit had on our kids, they were determined to find a way to maintain a relationship.
Eventually, they secured funding to make visits twice a month across all THREE of our locations! They travel hours back and forth to fulfill their mission of improving others’ quality of life.
These visits bring both our children and staff so much joy, and we consider them a vital part of the Banyan experience. Our children all have medically-complex diagnoses, some with limited mobility, disregulated sensory systems, behavioral issues, and other disabilities that would otherwise make interactions with animals difficult, or impossible. Honey’s gives our children an opportunity to have an entirely novel experience, regulate their emotions, calm their anxieties, and receive unconditional love from a furry friend.
Both the handlers and their horses are equally patient, kind, and selfless for what they do. With increased funding and donations, they can continue to spread their joy to facilities like ours and beyond.