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STEP BY STEPíS LILIANE STRANSKY & RIDERS SECURE SUPPLIES & FUNDS FOR HOMELESS & HOSPITALS IN ECUADOR

Sydney Masters Durieux
Thursday, May 19, 2016 :: Posted 10:03:35 AM EDT


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© personal collection: Stransky's and Mark Bluman
 Stransky's and Mark Bluman


Tryon, NC – May 17, 2016 - Liliane Stransky, the founder of the non-profit Step by Step, has rounded up a team of riders who are competing at top horse shows around the country to raise supplies for those in need in Ecuador.  Stransky, who has her stables’ Stransky’s Mission Farm headquartered in Tryon, North Carolina, and a slew of top grand prix show jumping competitors have already secured over $10,000 and sent more than 50 boxes of medical supplies hat have been sent to assist in the devastated country.  

Together they will continue their efforts raising funds and supplies for the homeless and displaced at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina during the spring horse shows.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in mid-April left hundreds dead and thousands homeless.  The supplies and funds are assisting the thousands of people who were displaced, don’t have anywhere to go, and are working now on survival.

A Venezuelan immigrant, Stransky said it wasn’t even about helping fellow South Americans — it was just about helping people.  Her efforts on behalf of Ecuador began by calling up some of her equestrian contacts and then she started collecting donation pledges.

© personal collection: Step by Step boxes ready for Ecuador
 Step by Step boxes ready for Ecuador

Her efforts began at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center then the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, where the team placed high in the ribbons and helped raised both awareness. Next on the agenda for fundraising is at her home in Tryon where her team will be competing for the cause at the Tryon International Equestrian Festival.

Step by Step is also assisting author and life coach Kathy Andersen’s “Homeless and Hungry No More” initiative, which helps to subsidize the incomes of homeless clients who need a leg up in turning their lives around.  

Liliane’s philosophy when it comes to helping others can be summed up in three words, follow your heart and she has been doing that since she was a child. So far, it’s never steered her wrong. “ I tell everyone about my life, that dreams come true. I believe a lot in that.”   For further information go to https://www.facebook.com/StepByStepFoundation/







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