We brought 25 wounded and disabled vets to Worldwide Sportsman (Bass Pro Shops) from September 25th through 28th, 2018. In anticipation of the main event, we held a series of monthly fundraisers at Islamorada Fish Company and other venues. We had a great trip this year! See below for some photos.
Captain Mark Gibson, our Director of Operations for the Florida Keys, is always looking for volunteer captains, donations, and volunteers to help at fundraising and other activities. You can reach him at: email@example.com
Check out the 2016 Islamorada video!
If you would like more information on this event, you may contact Capt Mark Gibson, Director of Florida Keys operations for Fish With A Hero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have taken the initial steps in starting a Project Healing Waters program in the Fort Myers/Sanibel/Captiva/Cape Coral area. In the past, we have hosted Project Healing Waters participants from around the Country at our events. We thought it was high time we started taking care of the veterans right here at home.
So, hopefully, in just a few months, we will be enrolling wounded and disabled military in monthly classes and trips designed to bring our vets the healing benefits of fly fishing right here in their own back yards!
If you know of any vets in our area that can use help in helping them deal with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, or other wounds of war, have them get in touch with me or Ronnie Friedl at: email@example.com
Our 2017 Captiva trip was a huge success! We cannot thank everyone enough for helping make this event possible.
We brought 50 wounded and disabled military veterans and volunteers to Captiva. The 50 paricipants included 15 women and are members of Project Healing Waters, a national 501(c)(3) organization.
Check out the 2017 Captiva video!
If you would like more information on this event, you may contact Larry Kendzior, Executive Director for Fish With A Hero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"It enables the vets to get out, let their hair down, take their pack off and just be around fellow brothers and sisters. It keeps us from pondering. I can’t say enough about how positive it is."
"I’ve seen sunsets all around the world. As I crossed the equator one time the sunset was gorgeous…but never have I seen sunsets like this."
[From the 2014 Florida Keys Trip]
"The friendships established will last a lifetime."
"Was an awesome time together with a lot of great Veterans and Volunteers. Thanks to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing TN, Valley Region, and Fish With A Hero for enabling us Veterans to participate in such a positive and tranquil atmosphere with a lot of inspiring people."
"Thanks goes out to South Seas Resort for allowing us this opportunity. To the Volunteers assisting with the program, I salute y'all'. Thanks sincerely and look forward to seeing you all soon. The hospitality given goes beyond words can say."