Wounded American Heroes ~ Fly Fishing & Healing!

Members of the Warrior Transition Unit of Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, many still active-duty, and other American Heroes from the Cheyenne/Fort Collins Veterans Administration, enjoyed two days of fly fishing on our private waters this past weekend.

One trooper told me, “Ma’am, this is the most relaxed I’ve been in three years.  Thank the cooks, the guides, the owners, the donors and everybody behind the scenes for helping us have a much-needed break from our norm.”  You are most welcome, Sergeant Nathan!


These smiles are almost as big as the fish that were caught!
Photo by Suzette McIntyre ~ www.PhotographyBySuzette.com ⇱

Over my decades working (and playing) at resorts across the country and helping many groups enjoy the outdoors, which is so core to my own heart, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) with wounded American Heroes, is the most rewarding by far! Thank you, Dean Miller and Ken Little, for sharing the opportunity to honor our veterans and active-duty troops who need our help, our understanding and our real action much more than we will ever know!  Thanks to all the fly fishing guides and Ted Meredith, Senior Ranch Guide, for organizing the gurus of the waters. Thank you, of course to the Warriors in Transition and Veterans for all you have sacrificed for our country…

chris-and-dennis-closeThe troops, guides and ranch staff send a shout-out to Dennis & Chris Pade, pictured here, who donated the money for lunches both days!  They usually come volunteer to guide Warriors, bringing gourmet lunches with them, but in their absence this trip, wanted to tip their caps to our American Heroes from afar!  Thanks so much Chris & Dennis!

If you want to make a difference and donate to the national group or the Northern Colorado/Southern Wyoming group in particular, please click here (then click HELP) to help an American Hero:  Donate for PHWFF.