There is nothing more heartbreaking than losing a child. Robin Birdsong founded Enchanted Farm Sanctuary after she lost her baby son. Ronnie the donkey came into her care after he underwent the trauma of losing a child, too. It took lots of time and love for the depressed donkey to start living again. Five years later, he is the king of the sanctuary, and helping Ronnie helped Robin to heal, too.
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