9-Year-Old Uses Birthday Money To Save Retired Racehorse
When I was a kid I used my birthday money to buy toys and candy. But 9-year-old Brandon Heyman of Ontario, Canada decided to use it to save a life. Brandon's mother, MJ Allen, came across Karazan, a 17-year-old aging racehorse, online. The horse was going to be sold to a meat buyer; but she couldn't allow that to happen. Allen already has a farm full of animals and kids, but knew they needed to add one more.
“Nobody seemed interested in her,” Brandon’s mother, MJ Allen, told The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the world’s largest and oldest equine sanctuary. “My son asked what was I doing, and when I explained it to him, he said, ‘Mummy, my birthday’s coming up. Just give my birthday money to them. I don’t want the horse to die.’”She raised the money and surprised her son with a new best friend, Karazan!