Even in our darkest times, our animals touch our hearts in ways that we never knew they could — it’s no secret. We’ve all seen that bumper sticker, “Who rescued who?” proudly plastered on the back of cars. Or hey, maybe you even have one on the back of your car. We’re not one to judge animal lovers.
Our dogs always seem to be in tune with our emotions. When we’re down, they somehow manage to help lift our mood without saying a word. But it’s not just dogs. Horses and humans also seem to have a special, indescribable relationship. In one case, horses helped a woman recover emotionally from being jailed for drug addiction.
The story of Katie Williams is different from these two examples, but it goes to show you just how powerful the bond between human and equine is. Williams absolutely loved horses, but in March when a driver tragically struck her car, nearly killing her, her life completely changed. She spent weeks in a coma and was left with permanent brain damage. But being a fighter, Williams pushed through her recovery by learning to communicate through American Sign Language and eventually, speech. Soon, the time was right for Williams to pay a visit to the horses she loved so much.
When Williams’ friends and family brought her to visit her horses for the first time in months, she was practically moved to tears.
With the help of her brother and a friend, Williams stood to meet with Tony, the horse she had spent many years with.
The smile never left her face as she visited both Tony and another horse.
This special moment between Williams and the horses she loves so much just goes to show you how deeply the animals in our lives affect us. Although Williams was able to pay a visit to the horses, she still has a long road to recovery ahead of her. Her family has set up a gofundme to aid in her medical expenses. Those interested in helping out can do so by going here.
All image source: Joe Williams/Facebook