“There's a difference between post-traumatic stress experienced by many veterans and that experienced by first responders. With law enforcement, it’s a culmination of many incidents, known as cumulative PTSD,” Libertini says.
Heroes on the Water helps heroes relax and reconnect through kayak fishing and the outdoors. Our mission aligns with our partner, Southern Comfort, in a natural way. Recently the team at Southern Comfort caught up with our own Jason Austin to discuss the benefit of the outdoors, and how our organizations have common interests. Read on to learn more…
“I think many people take for granted that the freedom and liberties we have are because of those members of the military we have standing behind us. It’s something I’ve always been drawn to supporting. Now, my daughter and son-in-law both serve it has become even more important to me.” Baxter-Clark says.
MYTOASTLIFE.COM - Kayak fishing is widely known as a peaceful yet thrilling way of tuning in with mother nature and expanding a skill you may not realize you had in the first place.
THE DAILY COURIER - For United States military veterans, rehabilitation and the act of returning to normal life can be a difficult process and feel like swimming upstream.
At Heroes on the Water, we are so blessed to have volunteers who believe in our mission and help us serve veterans, first responders and their families. María Castañeda and her husband Rudy are two of the amazing people who show up every day to serve our veterans.
FISHINGBOOKER.COM - There are over 20 million veterans in the United States – more than any other country in the world. When these people return from duty, they face a lot of challenges: adjusting to civilian life, finding a job, reconnecting with family and friends...
At times everyone struggles. At Heroes on the Water, we are honored to serve those who step up and ensure our freedom and safety. When one of those fine folks lets us know how we helped, that is certainly a fine day for us here at HOW. Please read Matt Bagley’s story. It is why we do what we do.
VOYAGEDALLAS.COM - It’s a wonderful place to start a new career, raise a family and grow into a new life. We attract a lot of veterans who are looking for jobs and education. The challenge is helping get the word out about our services amidst all the noise. It’s a very large, populous area.
On April 13, 2007, SFC Jason Austin, U.S. Army (Ret), was a passenger in a vehicle hit by two roadside bombs. “I clearly remember when the first one went off. I remember the flash, felt the heat and the immense pressure. I don’t remember the second bomb, nor the next year of my life.”