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Meet Molly, A Smart Little Pony


Molly is a gray speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana.

She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled. While there, she was attacked by a dog and almost died.

Her gnawed right front leg became infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case. You know how that goes.

But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He saw how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn’t seem to get sores, and how she allowed people to handle her. She protected her injured leg. She constantly shifted her weight and didn’t overload her good leg. She was a smart pony with a serious survival ethic.

Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee, and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly walked out of the clinic and her story really begins there.

“This was the right horse and the right owner,” Moore insists. Molly happened to be a one-in-a-million patient. She’s tough as nails, but sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain. She made it obvious she understood that she was in trouble. The other important factor, according to Moore, is having a truly committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care required over the lifetime of the horse.

Molly’s story turns into a parable for life in Post-Katrina Louisiana …….. The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb. A human prosthesis designer built her a leg.

The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM, Molly’s regular vet, reports.

And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out, and come to you and let you know that she wants you to put it on. Sometimes she wants you to take it off too. And sometimes, Molly gets away from Barca.

“It can be pretty bad when you can’t catch a three-legged horse,” she laughs.

Most important of all, Molly has a job now. Kay, the rescue farm owner, started taking Molly to shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Anywhere she thought that people needed hope. Wherever Molly went, she showed people her pluck. She inspired people, and she had a good time doing it.

“It’s obvious to me that Molly had a bigger role to play in life,” Moore said. “She survived the hurricane, she survived a horrible injury, and now she is giving hope to others.” Barca concluded, “She’s not back to normal, but she’s going to be better. To me, she could be a symbol for New Orleans itself.”


This is Molly’s most recent prosthesis. The bottom photo shows the ground surface that she stands on, which has a smiley face embossed in it. Wherever Molly goes, she leaves a smiley hoof print behind.


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God’s creatures often reflect the character to which we aspire.

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This is a very popular forum on the Disney Echo forums, so I’m also bringing it here in the hope that it might help people here on this website as it does on the other one.

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Whenever she’s needed most, a light spirit appears, glowing brightly through the darkness. Her optimism gives us new hope, her tender smile eases our fears, her fairy magic sprinkles pixie dust among us drying our tears, reminding us how God’s mercy flows down on us and His many blessings we’ve received throughout our life, and how we share this with our family and friends in their time of need.

Just as she was renewed by those who believe in her, Tinker Bell shares her pixie dust with us, Let us ease each other’s hearts here in this Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust forum to help bring comfort, prayer, and good wishes to all needing these gifts.

Tink’s happiness sounds to us like the tinkling of little bells. She flies merrily around us, her wings fluttering without end, continuously sprinkling pixie dust all around. There! She’s touching you, too — I just know it!

May each of us keep that spirit and magic within us.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Leave a reply if you are in need of faith, trust & pixie dust — as well as good thoughts and prayers — please reply. Others are encouraged to reply as well, to give you encouragement.

A big tip of the mouse-eared hat goes out to Disney EchoEar Sandra / mamaloya for suggesting we add this. As she wrote, it is “an area where people could possibly share prayer requests or trials that they are going through. Many of us are having health, financial, or family problems. I know it isn’t exactly a Disney topic, but it sure helps to know that the people here care and can post uplifting and encouraging words. If it was in its own place, people could avoid it if that is not their thing or others could seek out words of encouragement easier whenever they may need it.”

If you need a sprinkle of Pixie Dust in your personal life, you can have the benefit of that here. Leave a reply.

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