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Sisters create foundation that uses miniature horse to make big impact

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Applejack the miniature horse outside Mercy Children's Hospital (Credit: KMOV) Applejack the miniature horse outside Mercy Children's Hospital (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Two sisters dedicated to helping sick children are using a miniature horse to make a big difference at Mercy Children’s Hospital.

The Applejack Therapy Foundation was created by 18-year-old Emily and 16-year-old Anna Hoffmann. As part of the foundation, the sisters take miniature horse Applejack to schools, nursing homes and hospitals.

The sisters created the organization after Anna was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a genetic disorder where joints can dislocate easily.

“The emotional support of the horses helped her so we thought that spreading that to other people would help,” Emily said.

Click here to learn more about the Applejack Therapy Foundation.

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