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February 22, 2014

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February 22, 2014

This organization turned my post deployment life around. Matching Purple Heart Veterans with other Purple Heart Veterans in nature is the best way to heal. Peer to peer therapy has the highest rate of success for treatment of physical and mental wounds. You can open up to a mentor who has gone through the same things as you. Puts the Va and WWP to shame.

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2014

November 1, 2011

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November 1, 2011

A 4 day all expense paid trip to a hunting camp 20 miles from Phillips, Wisconsin in late October. Camp Hackett provided 400+ private acres and a chance to harvest a trophy whitetail. This is what was made available to me through the WWIA. My buddy Robin and I arrived at camp mid morning on Thursday and were immediately greeted by John, Jake, and Matt. John said unload your kit, hit the qualification stand (have to qualify with your equipment prior to the hunt), and we'll get you out onto a stand. I couldn't believe it, they understood exactly why I had signed up for this event... to HUNT. About that time it began to snow/rain. Most guys I know would have headed for shelter. John and his crew were eager for me to get on the stand though. They assisted me through the preliminaries and an hour later I was on the stand, I told Robin, "This is my kind of people". After a day on the deer stand we came back to camp with hot chow and warm bunks waiting. No pressure here you went out to the stand when you wanted and returned when you wanted, "Just enjoy the woods", John said. No media in our faces or people with a lot of questions, just hunting and comraderie. Stories were told and new ones made. God has provided the setting, John and his staff have chosen to use it to help heal. I thank God for WWIA and WWIA for the opportunity it provided.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Camp Hackett, WI

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep up the good fight

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Internet search

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Helps me to understand that I am not the only experiencing problems due to my wounds

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

November 1, 2011

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November 1, 2011

I had the pleasure to take 2 WWIA HEROES out on the water for an afternoon of Musky Fishing. The guys were great, we boated a giant 48.8" Musky with a 25+" girth. It was the most rewarding fish that has ever been caught in my boat!!! John runs a great operation at the camp up here in northern Wisconsin, he also has an awesome support team. I look forward to serving more of our HEROES in the future!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Northern WI

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

October 16, 2011
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October 16, 2011
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I have had the opportunity to participate (as a vollenteer) in two Upstate NY hunts. My Father was the lead in both. It was an Honor to have the opportunity to meet and thank these Heros! I (and my children) were Blessed in seeing the healing that these hunts provide- to the recipients and the givers. We also provide the opportunity for some community members to meet and Thank these fine men. I have made life long connections by being a part of this oginization and look forward to making more. It is so important to provide these opportunities to Purple Heart Recipiants. It is so wonderful to see them just be- everything is taken care of- all they do is relax, heal and enjoy! What a Gift this organization is- please give- time, money, anything you can... It is so important!

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Upstate NY. I was personally touched in so many ways. A few examples would be: the ability to thank a few of our Heros, the ability for my children to learn from these fine men- they learned the effects of war are real and we need to support the people who sacrifice for us and give back, the Amazing growth and healing in my own Father by setting up this hunt and meeting these men, the gift of being a part of providing a worry free time for these men who have been through so much metally and physically.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

the only this I can say I would like to see change is to see this orginization continue to grow- so they have the opportunity to help each and every Purple Heart Recipiant that applies!

October 12, 2011

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October 12, 2011

I recently attended the Gator Hunt in Palm Bay, FL and had a great time. WWIA took care of everything in advance and kept me informed about all of it. It was a simple process, thanks to them, to get to the hunt, check in, and get reimbursed for ALL my related expenses. I wound up catching an almost 10' gator and now have plenty of meat for my family & friends to enjoy. i was able to keep the hide and will make something from it & WWIA is taking care of the skull mount for FREE!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Palm Bay, Florida on the gator hunt with the Brevard County Airboat Assoc and many local veteran organizations.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more money so that more wounded vets could enjoy the great trips/therapy that they provided me.

October 11, 2011

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October 11, 2011

My name is Kevin Johnson. I recently enjoyed an alligator hunt courtesy of the WWIA. Let me tell you, these guys pull out all of the stops. From making travel arrangements to throwing the best experience I have had as a hunter.

I left my hunt with a 9 foot gator, alot of meat and some
awesome stories to tell my kids. Not to mention all of the new friends I made along the way.

I would especially like to thank Col. John McDaniel and Duanne Wallace for making my hunting experience so great. Thank you to the Brevard County Air Boat Association for the rides, and the guides who helped me to bag a huge gator.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my mental and physical healing form wounds sustained in combat.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None. These guys are on top of it.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

internet

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To get out of the house and experience more of the outdoors

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 11, 2011
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October 11, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

I highly recommend WWIAF to donors and volunteers. As a wounded warrior myself I was able to take advantage of a trip that WWIAF invited me to in upstate NY to go go Pheasant hunting. I will tell you that this is a first class organization and that my experience was a memorable one. It provided me with a sense well being, comraderie, and promoted healing from all that were involved in the planning, organizing and participation of the trip. I highly recommend this organization and support them as a volunteer currently. You can make a huge difference in a Purple Heart recipients life by donating, volunteering, and supporting this outstanding organization. ---- Tony W.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

on two occasions on a trip to Atlanta where myself and other wounded warriors were able to spend a relaxing weekend on a house boat, jetsking, and driving race cars at road Atlanta. The second occasion was for the upland bird hunt in upstate NY hunting Pheasant.

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There is not much I would change about this organization they are doing a phenominal job. However, in the future an event that includes the wives who provide care and support to their wounded warriors I think would be a good addition to the other events WWIAF offers.

October 11, 2011
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October 11, 2011
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My name is Stephanie Davis, I come from a very large military family. My brother was part of the 173rd airborne, a support unit during the Afghan war. His job was to set up the mash units and hospitals in and around Bahgram Airforce base and in Kandahar. He lost many soldiers during the war, they were also his close friends. Several men from his unit were subjected to a horrific ambush. He was affected greatly by the loss of his fellow soldiers. Those and many others that survived during this war are now purple heart recipients. In order for me to understand these tragedies and to remain supportive to him, I chose to volunteer for WWIA foundation. After explaining to my brother what this foundation was all about, he said that what I was doing meant slot to him as he knows these men and women will forever be changed by this war, both mentally and physically. John Mc Daniel, the founder of this great organization has the biggest heart and the kindest soul. He started this to help the healing process by committing himself to help so many people that he refers to as heroes. I am amazed at how many people's lives he has touched and continues to heal these warriors long after they are sent home. These brave people are loved by him. It is an honor to help this foundation in any way that we can.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many ways. I have had the opportunity to meet some of John associates, who are purple heart recipients and continue to have dialogue with Mr. Mc Daniel about how I can contribute my help to this fine organization.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not. It is a grass roots organization and it takes time to build a team of respectful people. John is highly qualified to build this as he sees fit.

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