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Sarah Kramer - Go Vegan! - September 27, 2017 - 3:32pm

Jan of 2014 I was freshly finished with cancer treatment. I had no hair, eyebrows, lashes or any physical strength whatsoever. I was a mess.

I enrolled in the ENCORE After Breast Cancer Exercise Program and the second I walked into the Y lobby my life changed.

I did ENCORE 3 times that year (getting stronger with each session) and then was asked if I would like to take the teacher training to be a Volunteer instructor.

I’ve been volunteering the last 2 years and … Well guess what!?? GUESS WHAT!?!

I was just hired as the official ENCORE Facilitator. I have a real job guys with hours and a TD1 form. I’m excited to put my energy into a program that gave me so much encouragement to get healthy and strong again. I’m pumped!!

💪 #mylifeisamazing

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Farm Sanctuary Revisited

Derek's Photostream - February 9, 2014 - 1:06am

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Terpentine, the "photo bomber" turkey

Terpentine, the “photo bomber” turkey

It is the heart of winter in New England and I am sitting by my friend’s wood stove soaking up the particles of heat that radiate out from the flickering flames. Through the glass door the fire is mesmerizing, but nothing warms my heart more than happy animals.

I photographed a vegan wedding at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen last June, and captured some amazing photos for the brides. During the edit I set aside all the photos I took of the animals by themselves, many of them after the ceremony had ended. As the hustle and bustle of my life took over I kind of forgot about them.

It was a nice surprise to rediscover them in February, and to find that there are some gems amongst them. A little like Christmas, or an early valentine.

I ran into Mike and Wendy Stura at the Farm, who were visiting the calf that Mike rescued earlier that year, named Michael after his rescuer.

Wendy & Mike Stura with Michael the calf

Wendy & Mike Stura with Michael the calf

My dear friend and animal caretaker Susie Coston was also there to introduce me to the animals and have sweet moments with them for me to photograph.

Susie Coston with Michael the calf

Susie Coston with Michael the calf

Here are some photos from the wedding I photographed that day…

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