There once was a pony named Molly, who lived with her owners in Louisiana. But then came Hurricane Katrina…
After Hurricane Katrina, Molly was on her own, her owners nowhere to be found in the aftermath of the terrible storm. Within a few weeks, she was rescued and taken to a farm.
But there Molly was attacked by a pit bull and ended up with a severely damaged front leg. Things didn’t look good for Molly, until her rescuer Kaye noticed something unusual.
She observed that Molly had a strong survival instinct, trying to take care of herself and her injured leg. This inspired Kaye to help Molly in her struggle to survive. Molly’s damaged leg was amputated and she was given an artificial one.
And with that, Molly was almost literally off and running! Today, Molly is in good health and spends her days inspiring hope in others through her amazing tale of surviving and thriving!
Here are a few videos that tell Molly the Pony’s inspirational story:
- Visit Molly’s website to learn more about her story.
- Buy or borrow Molly’s very own book called “Molly the Pony” that tells her wonderful story! Here is one place to purchase it.
- Read and watch other IMK stories about inspiring animals and others with special needs.
- Check out inspiring quotes for kids about empathy and perseverance.
Topics for Discussion:
- Do you know anyone who uses an artificial limb? How does it affect his or her everyday life?
- Why do you think Molly’s story is so inspirational to others?
- Visit the website for Kids and Ponies – Molly’s Foundation to learn about their efforts to give horses and ponies a place of rest, and to learn how you can help!
- Visit the Paws website to learn other ways you can help animals like Molly!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.