10-year-old Josiah Love is a very talented painter. He was working on a horse portrait when news of a brave equestrian named Martine Bellocq flashed across his television screen.
Bellocq was severely injured while attempting to save her horses at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall during the devastating California Lilac Fire.
Josiah, who lives with his mother along the fire’s path, was deeply saddened and felt compelled to help in some way. Together, the mother and son decided to sell prints of Josiah’s beautiful painting and donate 100% of the proceeds to the Bellocq family.
The Lilac fire originated in Bonsall, CA on December 7, spread to 4,100 acres, and destroyed 157 structures in northern San Diego County before being contained a week later.
Despite her heroic efforts, two of Bellocq’s six horses succumbed to the blaze while she suffered burns to more than 50% of her body. Bellocq remains in the hospital where her condition is listed as serious, but stable.
“She is recovering, it’s just going to be a very slow process,” Josiah’s mother told Fox 5 after meeting with a close friend of the family.
H/T to KTLA News
H/T & Featured Image via Fox 5