I Felt Humbled to Help …

I feel so grateful I have the opportunity to be involved in an amazing foundation that’s dedicated to protecting and preserving endangered wildlife around the world. My wife Barbara and I are honored to help fund the Animal Recovery Center. Director Dr. Paul Reillo has made it his life’s mission to save endangered animals. This non-profit organization is called the Rare Species Conservatory. It’s a 40-acre preserve right up the road from my clinic. My good friend Dr. Paul Reillo started it in 1992. Two of my staff had the opportunity to visit not long ago. They were invited to check out the facility’s brand-new Animal Recovery Center, a hurricane-proof animal hospital on the property. I am so humbled to say that the Sears Wellness Research Foundation was able to help make this important hospital a reality. The star attraction of the Conservatory is a rare African antelope known as the Bongo. Before Paul started his conservation efforts, this species was critically endangered – with fewer than 100 left in the world. And only a few dozen left in the wild. But Paul works tirelessly day and night – 365 days a year – to protect this species. And today, thanks to his efforts, the number of Bongos is increasing at an incredible rate. This is exactly the kind of conservation I can get behind… I don’t know who was more thrilled with the encounter – Daisy the Bongo or Rachel! It just goes to show the power that one...
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