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MORE HEART THAN SCARS FOUNDATION INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: to give individuals the tools and assistance they need to overcome their personal traumas, challenges, and diseases, so that they may find pleasure and pride in their life pursuits.

Results: assisted dozens of people, including quadriplegics, visually impaired individuals, and those with mental health diagnosis, overcome challenges ranging from hiking the Appalachian Trail to completing grade school to finishing Obstacle Course Races.

Target demographics: individuals gain the tools and assistance they need to overcome their personal traumas, challenges, and diseases, so that they may find pleasure and pride in their life pursuits

Direct beneficiaries per year: to date, we have assisted dozens of people, including quadriplegics, visually impaired individuals, and those with mental health diagnosis, overcome challenges ranging from hiking the Appalachian Trail to completing grade school to finishing Obstacle Course Races

Geographic areas served: Boca Raton, Florida and beginning operations in Morganton, North Carolina

Programs: Adventure therapy (specializing in adaptive adventures), peer support, community service activities, clinical counseling and art therapy

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jerry56

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first met More Heart Than Scars when I volunteered at the Asheville Spartan Super in 2015. I'm working an obstacle at the top of a mountain that is a very long climb to get to. I've seen many struggle coming up the hill to where I am at. Suddenly a whole team shows up, but this team is different. There are adaptive athlete sprinkled through out the team. With skill and coordination the main athlete who was in a wheel chair was hoisted over the obstacle. I was so stunned that I stopped what I was doing to take a team picture for them and then wished them well.
Personally it was the motivation to get into the sport of OCR racing. The first time I raced with them was again in Asheville in 2016. Again another athlete in a wheelchair. The sense of pride and accomplishment spreads not only from the adaptive athlete, but to those that help them and to the other racers that pass us by. Zack "Nubs" Paben is not only a wonderful human being, but he to is also a adaptive athlete. Knowing that the MHTS team will be at a race more than motivates me to do my best and to help others. Truly an experience that all should witness.