My heart was beating so loud I could hear it rattling in my ears. I’m not sure if I was breathing hard because of the moderate physical activity, or if the jitters were causing me to hyperventilate. By the time I climbed my way up the 40 foot power pole to attempt a leap of faith, I was just repeating one silent wish in my head; “I hope I don’t fall.” Standing up on that little platform while the pole is shaking beneath you is way harder than it looks…but I found a way to balance myself and I slowly lifted into a stance.
There’s something to be said about people who dedicate their lives to helping those who are helpless. The something I have in mind isn’t great, or even wonderful. It goes much beyond that. I call these special souls, saviors. Ramona Foxworth is one of these saviors who has dreamed of creating a horse haven for her entire life. She made this dream a reality 5 years ago. Ramona has already saved more than 60 horses who came from unfortunate circumstances, and that is putting things lightly.
In the acclaimed "Hell and Back Again," photojournalist Danfung Dennis chronicles the experiences of a Marine platoon battling the Taliban in 2009 Afghanistan; and details the physical and emotional challenges a wounded soldier faces upon returning home.