Tilly & the Community
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With the “Tilly Event” New York Author Takes Inspirational Book to Hospitalized Children & Others in Need

“I want to cheer up & inspire sick, disabled and other children in need…with personal visits , not a checkbook,” says Author

A few years ago, after an injured baby deer named Tilly was brought to Lee Manning-Vogelstein’s Westchester farm, animal rescuers Lisa Walker and Kristin Currid nurtured her back to health.

New Yorker Lee Manning-Vogelstein decided to share Tilly’s inspiring story to children in need and enlisted the help of Walker and Currid to co-write, “Tilly…A Deer’s Tale,” with her.

Today she is delivering a message of love, support and overcoming handicaps to others with the published “Tilly…A Deer’s Tale.”  Since the book’s release, Manning-Vogelstein has visited children’s hospitals and libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties and New Haven, CT.  It brightens up the children’s day and reminds them that they can find comfort and safety in whatever they may encounter.

Lisa O’Shea, Principal of Mt. Pleasant-Blythedale Hospital School for Children, praises “Tilly…A Deer’s Tale”.  “The theme of overcoming obstacles is so appropriate for our children and the book was a wonderful way to gently remind them of that.”

“It was an amazing opportunity,” said Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Stacey Sorin, Reach Out and Read Coordinator of the event.  “It was evident by how engaged the children were.”

Take a look at some of the past events listed below!

Tilly Community Events

How you can help

A percentage of the proceeds of each book sale will be donated to local animal rescue efforts.  This will be in addition to the time and resources Staff Members of "The Barn" already dedicate to helping injured animals. You can help today by owning your own copy of TILLY...A DEER'S TALE and by spreading this heart warming story of love and overcoming handicaps. Whether you are an animal lover, or just someone who refuses to give in even when the odds are stacked against you, Tilly is sure to bring a smile to your face.

You can donate directly to any of these animal rescue organizations:

Panther Ridge Sanctuary
Ms. Judy Berens
P.O. Box 213132
Royal Palm Beach
Wellington, FL 33414

Noah's Wish
Rescuing Disaster Animals
PO Box 997
Placerville, CA 95667

United Pegasus Foundation
120 First Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006

Rye Nature Center
PO Box 274
Rye, NY 10580

Wolf Conservation Center
P.O. Box 421
South Salem, NY 10590

Save The Chimps
P.O. Box 12220
Fort Pierce, FL 34979