Stephanie Mozel made a career in the nursing field, devoting over two decades of her life to caring for patients, in many specialties. She was an unflinching patient advocate and cared for her patients as if they were her own family members.
From as far back as she can remember, Stephanie would rescue injured or homeless animals, and bring them back to health. She also volunteered at a veterinary clinic to assist in spays and neuters… even helping to spay one of her own kitties.
One of her biggest loves is horses. As a teen, she learned the plight of our nation's wild horses, including the inhumane roundups. She wrote letters, made phone calls, and donated money to help preserve their freedom.
In more recent years, she spearheaded an effort to raise money to rescue foals out of kill pens. Money was needed to purchase them and get them into the hands of people experienced in caring for foals too young to be weaned; then finding them qualified adopters.
These efforts blossomed into a few organizations which ensure that no foal is put on a truck heading to a slaughterhouse.
Stephanie is no stranger to fundraising. A few years ago a local family suffered a devastating house fire, which destroyed everything, including two beloved family pets.
The survivors included their 5 children, 4 dogs, and one burned Siamese cat. Stephanie canvassed the downtown business owners to collect donations for a fundraising auction, and she hosted the event which generated several thousand dollars, which was a huge help in getting the family back on their feet.
Over the years Stephanie has volunteered in her community for many organizations. When Convoy of Hope came to her town, she signed up to volunteer, and it remains one of her most memorable experiences in volunteering.
She is a member of CAL (Community Assistance League) and the Sandpoint Lions Club. This last holiday season she partnered with a local pub/eatery to raise money for Toys for Tots, and in one evening helped raise a substantial amount of money towards the annual goal of $50,000.
Stephanie feels that the opportunity to help pioneer a community of givers, such as YouPlus2, will give rise to something far greater than what she could ever hope to accomplish on her own.
Stephanie is certain that she’s not the Lone Ranger in her desire to leave a lasting legacy of hope for the preservation and dignity of human life as well as the lives of the creatures God entrusted mankind to love and protect.