Dannielle Southon has fostered over 400 kittens, but after suffering a stroke, two premature kittens showed her how far she had indeed come. She had initially never planned on taking premature kittens before.
Life in Dannielle’s house was hectic, but it was the fun kind of chaos, according to her. She started learning how to care for premature kittens when she realized there was a need for it.
At 29 years old, she suffered a stroke that upended her entire life. Her house was already full of fosters, and all of that, including her rescues, got put on hold.
Dannielle’s perspective on everything changed after she had to relearn how to walk. About six months after her recovery, she started to foster kittens again.
Yeti and May were her first fosters after her stroke. They were premature kittens who needed her as much as she needed them. Helping them gave her a sense of purpose and normality.
The kittens are always special to her, and they were the first fosters who went to her friends. Every now and then, she still receives pictures of them.
Being able to see Yeti and May thrive is quite humbling to Danielle. She sees how far they have grown, reminding her how far she has come since her recovery.