The images of heroes returning from combat is powerful. Videos all over the internet show surprise returns. There is the brother who surprises his younger sibling while reading his Who is My Hero paper (spoiler alert – it’s the brother). The video composite of dogs being reunited with their [...]
When the world watched as events of 9/11 unfolded, the cultural climate changed. People both near to and far from the tragedy struggled to cope with what they saw. Collective trauma of this kind can impact families and communities for generations, especially when the symptoms aren’t recognized [...]
As we close in on North Texas Giving Day, it’s time to think about making a major impact for those who have given so much. The brave men and women who contribute large portions of their lives to keeping us free, ensuring we can practice whatever religion we choose, speak out against those [...]
When Jennifer Nolan enlisted into the Navy at 17 years old, she intended to make that her lifelong career. However, two years into her service, she became pregnant, and realized that her life plans were going to change. Today she still utilizes her Navy training as a photographer, but her life [...]
(A Warrior’s Tale) When the symptoms of post-traumatic stress hit, Hilary Williams went from being a successful Marine officer to a homebound individual, fearful of the world. Five unconscious concussions sidelined her with traumatic brain injury and took a toll. While her concussions were not [...]
The Olympics is such a proud time for every country, and yes, we absolutely root for every amazing man and woman competing for the United States in the 2018 Olympics. As an organization that supports veterans, active-duty military, first responders and their families, those athletes who have [...]
Whether focusing on military, first responders or anyone with challenges, there are no shortages of eco-therapy programs. All sorts of fishing, hiking, or horseback riding groups are available; and yet at Heroes on the Water we choose to focus on fishing from kayaks. Why? There are statistics, [...]
Ray Queen comes from a family that has served our country and community for decades. His grandfather was in WW II, his cousin was in the Army, and his mother was a dispatcher for the police, just to name a few. As he puts it, he grew up in camouflage. “GI Joe was my hero. […]
Heroes on the Water is proud to serve our nation’s heroes, an honor we have enjoyed for the last 10 years. As we celebrate our 10th year, it’s time to also think about ways we can continue to be of service to those who give so much to us. In 2018, we are looking forward […]
Ecotherapy – a nice term for what many may believe is just a fancy way of saying do cool stuff outside. Nothing could be further from the truth. Howard Clinebell, who wrote the book on ecotherapy in 1996, stated the term refers to healing and growth nurtured by healthy interaction with the [...]
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