Ever seen a Blind pony try to navigate around? Better yet, witness a blind pony get guidance from a seeing-eye pot bellied pig! Ever participate in a real tortoise and hare race? Better yet, watch a hare cheat and ride a tortoise! Ever see a pot bellied pig wear a tutu? Better yet, watch a pot bellied pig named Twinkle Toes help an Iraq War veteran who was shot in the head and suffers from a brain injury with balance and endurance. Ever seen a colorful talking Blue and Gold parrot? Better yet, hear a talking Macaw tell you the best NFL football team and who will win this year's Superbowl when he says "Go Packers". How about a miniature horse only 26 inches tall that can play ball or a poo-chi puppy who can jump tortoise to tortoise?
Witness such talent by the Creatures of Rehab at Acres of Hope and Aspirations. Sounds almost magical and things read about in children's books. But the talent described above are from some of the wonderful fur, feather, and reptile friends that are Creatures of Rehab at the rehab home/farm helps people and families affected by brain injury to recover, rehabilitate and find hope. The Creatures of Rehab help with cognitive skills and vocational rehab and acceptance of disability and difference since some of the Creatures of Rehab themselves have disabilities. In addition, the Creatures of Rehab also visit many schools, girls and boy scout troops, 4-H clubs, churches, community events, etc. to bring awareness of the silent epidemic of brain injury. A brain injury occurs every 19 seconds and changes, alters or takes a life.
Opportunities are abundant this upcoming weekend to meet these wonderful Creatures of Rehab in Muskego both in the community and on the grounds in the Gardens of Hope at Acres of Hope and Aspirations. Look for some of the animals on Saturday, September 22 at the Muskego Historical Society Craft Fair at the Muskego Settlement grounds and plan to attend the charity fundraiser located at Acres of Hope and Aspirations on Sunday, September 23 called "Laughter is the Best Medicine". Comedian Dobie Maxwell will enlighten a performance and sure to make the donkeys "He Haw" in addition to a silent auction supported by several local business donations. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase and do not need be present to win. Come meet the BRGs (Big Reptile Girls), African tortoises weighing up to 90 pounds, duckies, kitties, peacocks, bunnies, dogs, and many more animals.
For details of the fundraiser or to purchase tickets, please email acreshope@yahoo or call 414-422-4882. Monetary and food donations to help feed and care for these wonderful animals will be accepted at the Muskego Settlement Craft Fair and at the charity fundraiser. Donations are tax deductible for this 501 c 3 charity. To help bring supplies and feed for the animals, refer to our donation page for our wish list on our website: www.acresofhopeandaspirations.org. Share in the opportunity to make a difference and have some nurturing returned from these wonderful Creatures of Rehab.