Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Man's Best Friend Isn't Always A Dog..

And in this case, it's a little girl's best friend which isn't a dog but a cow.

On May 26, 2014, Reese and her little sister, Brinkley, were staying the night at their grandparents house. Around 2 AM Reese's grandma, Patricia, was woken up by the smell of smoke. Mike, Reese's grandfather, went to Brinkley's room and grabbed her while Patricia went to Reese's room where the fire originated. 
Patricia was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and suffered third degree burns on 25-27% of her body and inflamed lungs. She's been known as a hero for going into Reese's burning room and saving her.

Reese was sent to John Hopkins Hospital where she has spent the last 13 months recovering from the fire. She improves day to day and her aunt Laura Jackson says her "good days" continue for longer periods of time now. 

The Burdette family shows Holsteins (Windy-Knoll View) and like me, Reese loves her cows. 13 months is a long time especially in a hospital. This little girl, along with her family, is such an inspiration with her will to get better and the faith they show through this journey. One thing that has really stood out to me happened just this past month. Reese's dad, Justin, and some help surprised her with a special visitor at the hospital!

Some of the staff at John Hopkins joined Reese. 

              Pantene in the big city!

My favorite picture by far is the first one of Reese and Pantene. I wanted to share this story with you all to show you just how much happiness one cow can bring to a person. It may sound silly, but until you've experienced it, having a best friend that doesn't talk is sometimes the best kind to have. I'm fortunate enough to be a part of an industry where I can have bonds like this with my animals. 

Please continue to pray for Reese and her family. If you would like to help them out in anyway, please contact me for information on how to do so. 

1 comment:

  1. That little girl is going to be just fine. P.S. Cows are cute!