LEEK HUNTING AND MOUNTAIN PRESERVE INC
November 2, 2011
Our son had an awesome experience of hunting at Leek on the spring turkey hunt. He was invited by his neighbor, Marty Mescall. James lost both his legs in '08 and arrived home from hospitals in March and was so ready to get out in the woods. Leek provided a Trac-chair for our son to manuever where no wheelchair could get him. His broad smile lit the whole country-side with the freedom of joining into hunting that he so longed for.Before his injury James was an avid hunter and fisherman.While at Leek he met other Wounded Warriors who overcame obstacles of war injuries and broadened their hope of doing something that made them feel normal once again. The Leek Foundation opened the door of new beginnings with their willingness to get James in the woods. He was so excited to return in the fall for the black powder hunt. He talked of his experience often and looked forward to meeting up with more warriors to share his hunts with. It is with great sadness that we share our sons shattered dreams at this time. James lost his life in a terrible accident at an amusement park in July. We reflect now on all the good memories that made our son beam with excitement and such anticipation. The Leek preserve is a wonderful organization of volunteers who truly care for wounded people to get beyond their disabilities and explore all the endless boundaries that nature provides thru people with heart. We tell so many soldiers of this wonderful treasure in the beautiful hills of Pa. May God bless everyone who helps make this possible. It gives us such happiness to know our son took part in a wonderful experience outside the walls of therapies, Drs. and military regimen. We will continue to support such a wonderful organization thru our healing as it helps us to know we the joy it brings all who participate. Thank you Leek for what you gave to our son. John and Nancy Hackemer
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seeing the expressions on our sons return and the excitement in his voice to be able to return for future events
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
None that we know of.
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How did you find this group?
very caring. very informative.
What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?
Meeting up with wonderful people who embrace the broken lives of those who have an uphill struggle. It makes us proud to be connected to such a great bunch of people!!
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Client Served & told many to help support such a great organization.