Carson’s Story

Five-year-old Carson ran upstairs after his flag football practice last October to check on Daddy.

He’d not been feeling well earlier in the day. 

Carson found him lying, unresponsive, on the floor of the master bedroom—with his Bible still tucked under his arm. 

Clinton “Clint” Goodwin was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from complications due to his type 1 diabetes.

Carson’s dad rode bulls, loved working with his hands, and never met a stranger.

“Seeing his dad like that has left Carson bottled up inside. He has migraines. His grief is deeply embedded in his heart, and he’s yet to have cried over Clint’s death.”

 — Carson’s mom, Ashley

What trauma can do to a child’s brain: 

  • Disrupt healthy attachments 
  • Induce cognitive delays
  • Impair emotional regulation 

But, there’s GOOD news!

According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, YOU have the power to help Carson! 

A MENTOR Gives Carson one safe, adult relationship. 

A HORSE Teaches Carson to believe in himself and learn healthy coping skills. 

JESUS Equips Carson with a foundation in faith. 

According to Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, this is the common set of factors that predisposes kids like Carson to positive outcomes in the face of trauma.

Help Carson, and his brain, heal!  With a gift that’s DOUBLED!


A mentor like Jenna… 

These relationships provide the scaffolding and protection that shield kids like Carson from developmental disruption.

A horse like Gabe…

Horses empower hurting kids, giving them a sense of control and teaching them healthy coping skills

A Comforter like Jesus.

Thank you for your generous heart.  The world is a better place because of you!

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