Post Tagged with: "Veterans"

Disabled Veterans Benefit from Scuba Diving at PADI Dive Shops

Disabled Veterans Benefit from Scuba Diving at PADI Dive Shops

3 July, 2017 at 5:03 am Comments are Disabled

Patriots for Disabled Divers (PFDD) offers therapeutic scuba training and experiences to people with disabilities through affiliate PADI dive shops in eleven states (and growing). Founded in 2009 by Jeff Currer, a retired US Navy Captain and his wife Merial, Patriots for Disabled Divers has trained more than 600 wounded […]

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Disabled Veterans Find Relief from Pain, PTSD Through Scuba Diving

Disabled Veterans Find Relief from Pain, PTSD Through Scuba Diving

21 June, 2017 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

“Learning to dive has been a dream come true. When I am underwater, I am weightless. I am free; free of my injuries, free of sorrows, free to dream. The men and women of Patriots for Disabled Divers immediately made me feel comfortable, accepted, as part of their family. Their […]

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Dive Warriors – Healing Disabled Veterans through Scuba Diving

Dive Warriors – Healing Disabled Veterans through Scuba Diving

2 April, 2017 at 5:01 am Comments are Disabled

  “We honor those brave men and women who have served their country and fought for our freedoms.” Through the healing power of scuba, California based non-profit, Dive Warriors, is on a mission to build confidence and self-esteem in veterans with disabilities. Twice a month they pack a boat full […]

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My PADI Interview: Juan Gonzales, Military Veteran & PTSD Fighter

My PADI Interview: Juan Gonzales, Military Veteran & PTSD Fighter

1 November, 2016 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Juan Gonzales is a former United States Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant who retired from the service after 12 years and three deployments in the hotspots of US military action around the world: two to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2004, he nevertheless […]

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Wounded Veterans and the WAVES Project

Wounded Veterans and the WAVES Project

23 August, 2016 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

How the WAVES Project and the underwater world are helping wounded veterans heal through diving After a family friend and United States Marine, Jon Schumacher, was injured in an IED blast on his second tour in Afghanistan, he lost both legs above the knee and three fingers on this left […]

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