Friday, January 8, 2016

Day 8 - Survivor

Day: Survivor

The eighth day of January is always special. It marks the day of Jax's arrival to his forever home at Dolphin Research Center. Found orphaned and alone in the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL, Jax was the victim of a shark attack when he was estimated to be under a year in ago. After rehabilitation, Jax was deemed nonreleasable by the government due to his age and we were blessed to welcome him to the DRC pod. In the eight years since we met this little boy, he has shown us the true meaning of the word "survivor". Regardless of the hardships he faced in his past, Jax is always enthusiastic, motivated, and ready to take on any challenge. His spirit is not only inspiration to us but also to friends who will be visiting today - wounded warriors. Today, on Jax's anniversary, we welcome Soldier Ride – a rehabilitative cycling event designed to challenge our wounded warriors to get back in the saddle, both literally and figuratively. Today, in the hearts of DRC, we celebrate the true meaning of the word "survivor".

What does "survivor" mean to you? Show us with #iHeartDRC.