TOPEKA- Kan. (WIBW)- A miniature visitor came to visit Topeka. He may be small but he has a big heart.
"He doesn't skip a beat. He keeps going no matter what and keeps on truckin," said his owner, Christine Clark.
The tiny but mighty, Roozer Brewz who goes by "Roo" made a big impression on Topeka Collegiate Students.
Roo is a dwarf miniature horse that was born with what's called “windswept” legs. He is smaller than most miniature horses, at 19 inches tall, and 50 pounds.
Plus, his owner had to changes braces on all four of his legs every 3 days so he can walk like other horses.
Roo is in Topeka to teach children a valuable lesson.
"He has been against all odds. He's been a fighter since day one," said Clark. The owner says she hopes to relay this message of overcoming obstacles to the students.
Roo has more obstacles to come. Clark is raising money for Roo to have surgery on his 4 legs, so he can shed the braces for good.
"We started out needing $10,000 and so far today we have raised $7,550 so we just have a little bit more to go," said Clarke.
She's confident they'll get there, after all, Roo's lessons on determination have rubbed off on her, too.
Topeka Collegiate School donated $200 and you can donate to help Roozer, at www.fundrazr.com. or you can also mail donations or go to any US bank.
ROOZER BREWZ DONATION FUND
PO BOX 165358
KANSAS CITY, MO 64116