February 29, 2020
Ron Bergeron’s Green Glades Ranch
Meggan Morency Wild West Night
Bob Morency’s daughter, Meggan was a 17-year old devoted equestrienne who died in 2003 from injuries sustained while competing in a local equestrian event. To honor her memory and to provide healing to other children, the Meggan Morency Wild West Night has been held annually since its inception in 2003.
Country and Western superstar Randy Houser will be the featured performer at
the 2019 Meggan Morency Wild West Night. Among his many accolades, Houser has previously been nominated for Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year and CMA New Artist of the Year.
Diamond Rose, an accomplished singer/ songwriter, was born and raised on a Florida ranch bordering the Everglades, Now a Nashville regular, Bergeron describes her music as authentic with a sprinkling of her life’s experiences.
Matteo Luigi Venturacci Mattos
Matteo is 7 years old, and was born with Achondroplasia, a common type of dwarfism. Many complications are associated with this condition, with lumbar kyphosis being one of them. After consulting with several orthopaedic surgeons, and bracing him for well over a year (with little to no improvement), we learned about hippotherapy. Within a few months we started noticing Matteo was getting stronger, and the curvature of his lower back was getting gradually less noticeable. Our observations were later confirmed with X-rays that indicated an improvement in the kyphosis, and at every 6-month reevaluation, the images show either stability or improvement, to the point his main orthopaedic surgeon is not sure he will ever need surgery.
Tommy Hartmann &
Tommy Hartmann & Michele Cousin-Hartmann moved from New York to South Florida 5 years ago and chose to make Fort Lauderdale their full-time home. Tommy, a real estate investor, and Michele, a retired VP with JPMorgan Chase Bank, generously donate their time, energy and resources to various charities, focusing on children and animal-friendly organizations, including Bit-by-Bit, P.A.W.S., Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and Broward Children’s Center. The couple recently created their own charitable foundation, “Big Heart Children’s Foundation,” and plan to further their humanitarian efforts by impacting the lives of children in Broward County.