I would like to "Pay it Forward" to a dear friend and volunteer, Ross Libonati. Ross has been "paying it forward" to so many people young and old by working so hard to keep a facility open called "Horse Lovers Park". The park was closed by the City of Phoenix due to budgetary constraints in 2010. Ross has voluntarily worked countless hours to reopen and maintain the park. The park is used by not only those with horses but many community organizations as well, primarily those that benefit children. He is so well known and liked that all of the kids, teenagers, and adults stop by to talk to him and give hugs. In the midst of all of his efforts and coordination of other volunteers, he developed kidney cancer early in 2012 and had a kidney removed. Throughout his recovery, he continued his work to the fullest extent possible, until he was able to return in full force. In late 2012, he was again diagnosed with cancer. This time it was prostate cancer, a type of cancer too often seen in Vietnam veterans who have supported our country, as he did/has. He had prostate surgery and has had a successful recovery from that. He was just released to start riding his horse, Comet, again last month. He actually competed as a member of the Scottsdale Saddle Club in the Gymkhana (mini-rodeo type events) on June 8th and took first place on his beloved 18 year-old horse, Comet. The entire organization cheered them on as they have come through quite an ordeal and things were finally getting brighter. Unfortunately, on Friday June 21st Comet became suddenly sick and had to be put down. Devastating news to everyone around him. Obviously this delivered a most crushing blow to Ross. One college-aged girl who knew Ross and Comet since being a youngster while she was riding broke down in tears when she found out the news as she considered them an "institution". Ross is looked highly upon as others as a mentor and an advocate for kids. See the Horse Lover's Park website for his philosophy. He has given so much to others and has come upon some very difficult times lately, including financial. To make matters worse, the transmission just went out on his truck. This seems trivial in comparison to his other hurdles, but still a large finincial setback in combination with enormous medical and vet bills. I know I share the feeling of others of concern and friendship for Ross and his wife Kathy for what they have/are going through. It would be a truely awesome gift to "Do the Rght Thing" for Ross as he has done for so many others, and continues to do. Thanks for considering this nomination Mix 96.9 and Right Toyota!