MPW.64 / Troy Tom Seeley: A Story of Will by Dan Hemmelgarn
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Dan Hemmelgarn Columbia, Missouri
Team Mac

Recipient of the Biggest Leap Award
Story Summary

Tom Seeley lives with cerebral palsy and a love of horses. A wheel chair and special needs don’t diminish his passion.

Tom Seeley works four days a week at the Lincoln County Sheltered Workshop, but relishes his time with friends and horses. Jim Brown, a dear friend and horse trainer has worked with Tom and his horse, Midnight for the past year. Despite a seemingly endless list of obstacles, Tom exclaims, “I will ride in the show at Kansas City!” This week Tom demonstrated his fierce determination by successfully competing in the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show qualifying him for the upcoming Kansas City show. Tom is also active in the Cowboy Ministry where he enjoys services to give thanks.