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Debra Bradshaw

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Review for Sun Valley Adaptive Sports Program, Inc., Ketchum, ID, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I got home from 2 years in Iraq I was a mess. Angry at the world, convinced that my injuries would keep me from being social or even wanting to garden. Between PTSD, TBI and numerous physical limitations I couldn't relate to people. Going to the Sun Valley Adaptive Sports, Higher Ground - Veteran's in Arms Program was the best experience that could have happened to me. The thing that happened to me opening up about feelings to others I knew could relate. The bond we developed was no simple thing. We understand what each other is going through and know that we are all there for each other, forever. It doesn't get any better than that. And the staff were ALL phenomenal. If I could I would buy a home right next door to them.

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

Sun Valley Idaho was the location of the retreat. Beautiful and serene. Even the dogs were happy. I learned that with a little boost I can leave the house without wanting to lose my temper or be hypervigilant... mostly. They taught me it is never to late to learn a new way to do old things.

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

have to look awfully hard to find what to change.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

How did you find this group?

I found this group through the Wounded Warrior Program.

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

I've learned that it helps to talk about what bothers me. I didn't used to believe it would do any good to open the old wounds but it does help. I found if I just said what was on my mind there will be those who have gone through the same thing and can suggest ways to deal with it.

Role:  Client Served & I water skied which was really something seeing as I'm afraid of water.