Letter from Ivanhoe's President
What a Difference a Second Can Make
A good friend’s son died unexpectedly recently along with his dog and three of the ten horses he was transporting. It is a reminder of how often we need to tell our loved ones what they mean to us because life can change in an instant. To read more about Cissie’s son click here and if you feel especially compassionate, donate…we all have.
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President, Ivanhoe Broadcast News
“I heard a Tibetan lama address this same issue in a far different language. “We die not because we are ill but because we are complete … Illness is the occasion of our dying, but not the cause.””
-- Rachel Naomi Remen
-- Rachel Naomi Remen