Animals have always been what my world revolved around. I grew up on my grandparent’s dairy farm, Oak Ridge Farm, and spent most of my childhood on the back of horse named Flare. I am who I am because of the animals I have shared my life with. They have taught me the greatest life lessons and have been there for me in a way humans never could. I have dedicated my life to helping animals to honor the ones that have helped me. They are their own beings, have personalities, wants and needs and they all want to live a life that is respected and valued, just like we do. We should all stand for something, I stand for them.