9th February 2009
Some stories change your life, some events change your life, but a single act of kindness can save a life. On Saturday, February 7th 2009 a single event changed and sadly took the lives of many Victorians. We now know it as Black Saturday and it will long live in and haunt the memory of thousands. Out of the ashes of despair acts of kindness flourished with stories of incredible tales of survival stoking human spirit and offering hope for a new and better tomorrow.
One such tale is that of Bambi. Orphaned by the unforgiving fire that razed Kinglake, a tiny fawn emerged from the blackened forest. Dazed, scared and suffering smoke inhalation and dehydration the little fallow deer wandered the roadside. Placing their own loss and heartache aside it was the Kinglake residents who rescued Bambi and took him to the RSPCA for emergency care.
Just weeks old Bambi already encapsulated the Australian spirit and refused to give up. Nine days on a drip and he was ready to face the challenge of learning to live without his guiding mother. A sad fact of life for most deer is that there is no utopian forest for them to roam with Thumper and friends. For them a single word holds their fate – venison.
Bambi has now joined us at Edgar’s Mission where he will spend the rest of his days. With new found buddies he can frolic in the sun and shelter from the storms with never a threat of a hunter to take his sunshine away.
Want to be a best buddy to Bambi?
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To save on paper and postage we now offer our Best Buddy welcome packs by email! We will use the email address you entered above or if left blank the address you give us during checkout. If you would prefer your welcome pack posted (for an additional $5 to cover costs of print and postage) please be sure to tick the ‘Postal Buddy Pack’ box. The Postal Pack includes a beautiful Edgar’s Mission presentation folder including your Best Buddies picture and a certificate in your or a friends name. Your welcome pack will also include your Best Buddies Profile along with stickers and flyers from Edgar’s Mission.