New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun., 1995|
New York, USA
Emily Leatrice missed her conure Jade Joy after his passing in May 1995. To ease the loss she went out for long walks before attending mass each Sunday. She began to think of getting another bird even though her daughter said it was too soon. During a day off from work, Emily went out for a walk on a grey day as a slight drizzle began to fall. Under a tree near the rectory of St. Frances de Chantal church she found a little sparrow that could not fly and was wet and cold. She brought the bird home.
Emily planned to raise the sparrow. She put the bird into a small travel cage and placed it on top of a heating pad. The sparrow was named Joy and it settled down to sleep.
Baby Joy awoke about an hour later, dried and alert. There was some peeping and movement. Joy went back to sleep but did not wake up the next day.
The hopefulness for the sparrow's recovery was not lost. Emily gradually accepted the loss of Jade and channeled her interest in avian healthcare into learning about the work of Dr. Branson Ritchie at the University of Georgia. Emily followed his work on developing a vaccine against avian AIDS and contributed to the University as her means allowed.
Baby Joy was buried under the rose of Sharon bush that was in the parking lot of St. Frances at that time.
Specifically: Sparrow buried under bush in church parking lot.
Created by: EmilyAnn Frances May
Record added: Apr 06, 2013
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