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  • Back in the Saddle

    For Ray Taylor of Ottumwa, it was horses that brought out the best in him as a kid, even in the toughest of times. On Tuesday, July 31, he was able to regain that sensation one more time with help from staff of Care Initiatives Hospice in partnership with Victory Ranch.

    “Growing up, Ray had a pretty tumultuous childhood,” said Social Worker Jacque Heiter, a member of the Care Initiatives Hospice staff who has been working to make his final wish a reality.

    “Ray’s father died when he was young, and the man his mother married was abusive,” Heiter said. Eventually, his mother...

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  • Back in the Saddle

    For Ray Taylor of Ottumwa, it was horses that brought out the best in him as a kid, even in the toughest of times. On Tuesday, July 31, he was able to regain that sensation one more time with help from staff of Care Initiatives Hospice in partnership with Victory Ranch.

    “Growing up, Ray had a pretty tumultuous childhood,” said Social Worker Jacque Heiter, a member of the Care Initiatives Hospice staff who has been working to make his final wish a reality.

    “Ray’s father died when he was young, and the man his mother married was abusive,” Heiter said. Eventually, his mother...

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