Former Army Sergeant, Andre Jackson, shares his transformation post-military. With Heroes on the Water, he found serenity, stress relief and camaraderie. Andre advises those who may be struggling how to reach out and seek support.
Meet Brian Clark, a former Military Police Officer, with a compelling story that embodies resilience, compassion, and the transformative power of community. His journey took an unexpected turn in 2020 when a car accident left him in a wheelchair, presenting new challenges that Brian has fearlessly embraced.
As we say goodbye to 2023, we carry with us stories of triumph, resilience, and unity. Whether focused on service, growth as a community, or precious moments on the water, each narrative adds to the intricate fabric of our shared experiences.
Tracy, a dedicated school teacher in New York with a passion for fishing, and Gordon, an Army veteran with a love for the outdoors, exemplify the power of involvement in helping veterans.
“Being able to utilize aquatic therapy and getting on the water with my peers and people that have the same problems that I do to reset and talk about family helps us feel better about ourselves. We need that help.”
As a Clinical Psychologist having seen some of the worst actions our military endured in Afghanistan, Bob Bischoff understands the healing power of Heroes on the Water kayak fishing programs.
Law enforcement and first responders benefit from recreational therapeutic programs such as kayak fishing, as demonstrated by the Music City Chapter of Heroes on the Water.
Families of veterans and first responders also serve, often in ways many of us do not understand. When it comes to providing a fun event that provides healing and harmony, kayak fishing with Heroes on the Water chapters fills the bill.
Heroes on the Water has two programs that align so that our veterans and active-duty military can consistently receive the powerful healing of kayak fishing. The effect is a long-term positive impact for our heroes and their families.
When Andrew Beaudoin retired from the Army, he found kayak fishing provided a way to overcome his post-traumatic stress symptoms. Now he helps other veterans find the 3 P’s of outdoor recreational therapy.