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Fall River Outing and BBQ

Fall River Outing and BBQ

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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. Program

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Veterans find therapy in fly fishing

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Testimonials from the field PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 18 October 2010 13:29

“You [PHWFF] have offered me another avenue to continue recovering physically and emotionally. I thank you for what you have offered me. Please keep up the good work.”
[A Maine Veteran]

“Look how your vision of bringing PHW here is having such an impact on the veterans.”
[Recreational Therapist, Batavia VA, New York]

“I would like to say thank you to the board members of PHWFF for your support and dedication to the men and women of the Armed Forces who are healing not only on the outside, but on the inside through your graciousness of time and money to helping us heal.”
[SFC, USA, Walter Reed PHWFF wounded warrior]

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:37
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Veterans find therapy in fly fishing PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 October 2010 13:07

LONG BEACH - Monday mornings on a baseball field at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs hospital, disabled veteran Andy Anderson practices his fly fishing techniques.

Though fond of the sport, Anderson acknowledges its challenges.

"The wheelchair wasn't made for fly fishing," Anderson said.

Anderson joins other disabled veterans with Project Healing Waters, an organization for disabled veterans.

Founded by retired Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson, Project Healing Waters teaches basic fly fishing, fly casting and fly tying techniques, an effort Anderson deeply appreciates.

"The cooperation with Healing Waters is outstanding," Anderson said. "They just seem to really want to do it."

He is not alone with this sentiment.

Fellow disabled veteran Jesus Garza has enjoyed what the organization has done.

"It's a welcoming sign that people are not forgetting us," said Garza, who served in the 4th infantry division during the Vietnam War. Garza said fly fishing has helped him physically, mentally and spiritually.

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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. Program PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 October 2010 12:46

While initially focusing on the military personnel in the Washington, DC area, the Project has expanded nationwide and is offering its services and program to active military personnel and veterans in Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals throughout the country.

The Project’s program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes and clinics for wounded and injured personnel ranging from beginners to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. All activities and services are provided to the participants at no cost. Fly fishing and tying equipment and materials are provided to the participants, including equipment that accommodates their special needs.

Project Healing Waters is unique in that our volunteers are teaching classes on an on-going, long term basis.  It is much more than a one day fishing trip.  For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings, and provide them a new activity.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 October 2010 13:05
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