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Get to Know...Kate Sullivan

Oct 07, 2010 07:42AM ● By Style

Photo by Dante Fontana

It’s seems fairly uncommon to find a young teenager who is as committed to a charitable cause as local student Kate Sullivan.

Sullivan, a graduate of Saint Rose Catholic School – currently attending Saint Francis High School in Sacramento – didn’t volunteer at Ride to Walk in Lincoln because she had to; instead she was truly passionate about helping others and about the particular cause.

“I absolutely love horseback riding,” says Sullivan. “That is how I got into Ride to Walk; I did not have anything to do one summer so I thought that Ride to Walk would be interesting to try out. Next thing I know I’m there once a week for two years.”

Ride to Walk is a local nonprofit with a mission to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual’s needs and abilities.

What is it about riding horses that Sullivan likes the most? “I am an adrenaline junkie,” she says. “I love roller-coasters, and things that make my pulse race. That’s why horses are so much fun to me, I love jumping my horse because both of us feed off each other’s adrenaline...” When Sullivan found the opportunity to share her passion and the horseback riding experience with others who could benefit physically and mentally from the “adrenaline rush,” she just couldn’t pass it up.

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