Cathy Free: Free Lunch: Special bond with birds helps teen to soar

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 12:00 p.m. MDT

“Drue’s relationship with birds has been a miracle,” says Kim, who hopes that her daughter can work in an aviary or bird sanctuary someday. “She was an anxious, timid girl, and having something to love has helped her in ways you can’t imagine.” Bonding with birds, she says, “has helped Drue take flight.”

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Cathy Free has written her "Free Lunch" column since 1999, believing that everyone has a story worth telling. A longtime western correspondent for People Magazine, she has also worked as a contributing editor for Reader's Digest.

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