Today’s day of sanctuary was sponsored by Caroline Hero in honor of her sister, Kathy Hero! Caroline shared this incredibly touching message about today:
“This day is in honour of my sister Kathy (Hero) who was born on this day, June 28, let’s just say, a number of years ago. Ever since she saw Jane Goodall on the cover of National Geographic for the first time she was hooked on Chimpanzees for life. So in her honour I would like to sponsor a day for your troop of extraordinary rescues to make her Birthday this year an extra special one indeed. She follows the Cle Elum Seven on a daily basis and loves them all, and what your team is doing to give them a better life. My sisters and I care for our Mother, who suffers from dementia, and this day will truly brighten her dwindling spirit. One day I hope to be able to afford a trip for us down there to see the Sanctuary and the lives you have enriched. Happy Birthday to you dear sister, and I love you very much.”
Caroline, we are so moved by your generous and compassionate gift for Kathy and the chimpanzees. Thank you for thinking of the chimpanzees as you and your family celebrate Kathy today!
Kathy, may your special day fill your heart with the lightness and joy, comfort and ease, that you help provide the chimpanzees’ hearts with. Happiest of birthdays from all of the primates here at the sanctuary!