Sangay began her career as a registered nurse who started using Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) informally with autistic, developmentally delayed, and motor challenged children and adults when she started working as a tour guide at a hands-on farm program. It wasn’t until Sangay’s bullied daughter, Sarah, developed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with school and germ phobias that she discovered the versatility of AAT in psychiatric disorders. Borrowing the concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Donna worked with her daughter, while they volunteered at Howling Woods Farm, a domestic-bred wolf and wolf-dog rescue facility. During the self-esteem building process of rehabilitating traumatized, fearful, and depressed animals, Sarah began to thrive and returned to high school after only a year's absence. Sarah proudly graduated with her class in June 2012 and has moved on to college.
Having built a strong bond to her pack of wolfers and humans at Howling Woods Farm, she continues to volunteer there, lecturing and educating the public about wild and domestic-bred wolves and wolf-dogs. Sangay’s experiences with Sarah and volunteering at Howling Woods Farm inspired her to create the anthology, "In the Company of Wolves: Lessons of Healing and the Art of Happiness from Nature’s Most Resilient Creatures", and share the heartwarming story of Sarah’s wolfer–assisted recovery in, "Walk Away Smiles in Rain, and Run With the Wolves" a WIP.
Joseph Campbell is my greatest inspiration because he loved and promoted the concept of stories as being sociologically and anthropologically important. He inspired me to incorporate ethics, philosophy, psychology, and science in my writing to make my audience think without shoving these concepts in their face.
In the works:
The G.E.N.N.I. Project: Science Fiction Series (Artificial Intelligence)
PlasTickS: Science Fiction (Nanotechnology)
Slammin’ Johnny Depp (Girls who Abuse)
Family and Pets are always first when I'm looking for fun. We travel the country extensively in a van to get a feel for America. We're also serious back-country campers, meaning no toilets no water, but lots of fun. Anthropology, Philosophy, Entomology, Geology, Group Dynamics, Psychology in that order:)
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