Southeast MO boy receives 'Make-A-Wish' horse

Southeast MO boy receives "Make-A-Wish" horse
Make-A-Wish stepped to help Nate's parents keep their promise. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
Make-A-Wish stepped to help Nate's parents keep their promise. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Make-A-Wish foundation granted another wish on Monday, July 30, giving a five-year-old boy from Cape Girardeau County, Missouri his own horse.

Nate Prichard has congenital heart disease and three years ago, his parents didn't know if he would make it home from the hospital.

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"There was a time about three years ago that we didn't know if he would even be here or not and during that time we promised him several times that we would get him a horse, and we never thought that day would come," said Michelle Prichard, Nate's mom.

Nate's condition has been difficult and Make-A-Wish stepped up to help Nate's parents keep their promise.

"To be able to help his parents fulfill that promise and it was a long time and we kept checking in and saying we're working on it we promise and for it just to finally all come together is absolutely amazing," said Volunteer Wish Granter Sandra Cannon with Make-A-Wish Missouri.

Curtis and Michelle Prichard moved to Cape Girardeau County, bought land, built a house a barn and put up a fence all to prepare for Nate's new horse, Silver.

"It wouldn't have happened without Make-A-Wish and Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship," said Michelle Prichard.

"As soon as he hugged it I knew right away it was the horse for him, and obviously the horse didn't move, it didn't protest I think they are going to get along just fantastic," said Curtis Prichard, Nate's dad.

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