06/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Camp Casey's 'Horsey House Calls' Cheer Trista Kirby, Other Children With Cancer

Two-year-old Trista Kirby, a Michigan girl battling cancer, had a simple wish: she wanted to ride a horse. She asked her parents daily to bring her a horse, and even climbed on top of the family dog to simulate the adventure she hoped to have.

To make their daughter's dream come true, the Kirbys got help from Camp Casey, a local nonprofit that organizes horse rides and other programs to cheer up children struggling with cancer. The Detroit Free Press reports Camp Casey volunteers brought Moe, a gentle, older horse to the Kirby's home to surprise Trista with a 'Horsey House Call.'