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Mark Lalli with Ryan Malone and Jeff Vinik

Mark Lalli Wins Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero Award

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Mark Lalli was the man of the hour at a stirring ceremony held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 10.  During an intermission in a Tampa Bay Lightning game, the camera came to rest on the beaming, poised face of Quantum Leap Farm’s in-house photographer.  He was presented with a $50,000 check to donate to his favority charity. Quantum Leap Farm is thrilled to say, Mark chose us!  The Lightning honored Mark with a stirring video that was watched by the thousands of Lightning fans in the Forum and on television.  Click here to watch and don’t misplace your handkerchief. Read More

Experimental Prosthetics Tested at Quantum Leap

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David Nicholson and CowboyVeteran David Nicholson stopped by Quantum Leap Farm in July to test out his new prosthetics. Injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, the brave veteran lost both legs from the knee down. Since then he has been fitted with some of the most advanced bionic devices available. Partially controlled by a computer interface, his prosthetics are still in the testing phase. Read More

Our Hero, Edie Dopking, is an Official Lightning Hero

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Lightning with BuddyOn Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the Tampa Bay Lightning invested Quantum Leap Farm’s Founder, Edie Dopking, PhD, as an official Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero. At the beginning of the 2011-2012 season, Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his wife Penny, launched the Community Heroes initiative. Their goal was to recognize grassroots Heroes who are using their lives to make the greater Tampa Bay community a better place. Heroes were recognized and rewarded at each one of the Lightning’s 41 regular season games. Last season, the Lightning distributed a total of $2,050,000 to worthy community causes. Read More

Our Cougars

Cougars of Florida Create Calendar Fundraiser

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There are coyotes beyond our pastures, but who knew there are cougars in the barnyard?! In late summer, Kathleen Slaven, President of Cougars of Florida, approached Quantum Leap Farm Founder, Edie Dopking, with a novel fundraising idea. Kathleen and her fellow cougars would create a 2013 calendar featuring Quantum Leap therapy horses, classic cars, and the Cougar Team. Edie jumped at it. Read More

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Michelle Ansley Raises $10,000 for QLF in Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

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Michelle Ansley is back from the heights of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro.  We’re glad she’s home safe and sound and so proud of her accomplishment and the money she has raised for Quantum Leap Farm.  Almost $10,000 has been raised so far from generous donors who have been inspired by her extraordinary effort. We hope you’ll join Michelle in fundraising for Quantum Leap’s At EASE Law Enforcement Program. Gifts toward Michelle’s Mount Kilimanjaro Climb will help underwrite Law Enforcement and other First Responders’ participation in our unique peer to peer program for stress management.  Make a secure donation right here. Read More