Success Stories

What’s on Your Gratitude List?

Thanksgiving is often the time we pause and focus on what we have to be grateful for, but where does that leave us the rest of the year? Amber Helms, Executive Director for Heroes on the Water, [...]

Answering the Call

“I had a bad week and need to get out on the water.” “The tough losses are those we endured after we returned. The brothers and sisters we lost to suicide.” Aric Quitugua, chapter coordinator for [...]

The Born Outdoorsman

Getting to Know HOW’s COB Dave Winston loved the outdoors from an early age, starting with fishing and crabbing on the Jersey Shore and moving to hunting as a young teen. He didn’t get this [...]

Carrying a Legacy

When Carry the Load decided to launch a Midwest Relay, Amber Helms was absolutely ready to step up. Not because she is Director of Operations for Heroes on the Water, and not because HOW is a [...]

The Art of Transition

When Monte and Robin LeBlanc met at a 200-mile race in Texas, neither had any idea they would fall in love. And they certainly had no idea they would experience every major life change – in one [...]

The Ripple Effect: Make Waves

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 [...]

It’s So Good to Be Part of Life Again

(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 [...]

The Healing Benefits of Kayaking

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; [...]

Looking Forward to Serving More

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 [...]

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