Arriving at Edgar’s Mission with ulcerated eyes courtesy of embedded grass seeds and an advanced case of flystrike afflicting his face, it appeared luck was something that had not been on the young wether’s side for some time. To add insult to injury (make that, injury to injury) at some time during his short life, the lamb appeared to have been hit by a vehicle, suffering a fractured olecranon (bony tip of the elbow), rendering him almost immobile.
However, after a fateful encounter with a kind heart, the dear boy’s luck took a turn for the better as he was Edgar’s Mission-bound.
Since entering our care, the young sheep we have christened Luckini, has undergone surgery to repair the fracture as well as receiving extensive treatment for his eye affliction and other wounds and is recovering well in our hospital ward, keeping good company in the evenings in the form of Pearl the sheep and a strategically-placed misting fan to keep the duo cool.
Time and again in meeting beings like Luckini, we are reminded of our responsibilities to those who are most vulnerable. Sadly for most, their luck remains unchanged, they remain unnamed and unseen for who they truly are. Fortunately though this will not be the case for Luckini. It was indeed his lucky day when he crossed paths with a kind hearted Samaritan and we’ll do all we can to ensure luck, love and a whole lot of kindness remain on his side from here on in.