Horseback Riding Helps 7-Year-Old Recover from Life-Threatening Brain Injury

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(WISH) — A clinic in Carmel is helping kids find joy and fun in physical and occupational therapy.

It’s called the Children’s TherAplay Foundation. One 7-year-old boy’s story created a special connection to the foundation and the Carmel Fire Department five years ago.

In 2014, Carmel Fire Department got a call that Gavin Swearingen, 2 ½ years old at the time, had fallen off of a swing and hit his head.

“It was dinner, it was the type of day that we end with all the time. They went outside to play. We were all together and we don’t know what happened,” his mother, Amanda Swearingen, said. CONTINUE