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Review for River Discovery Inc, Boise, ID, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member and volunteer for River Discovery i have had the pleasure of participating with all the staff and participants of this program. River Discovery continues to fine tune it's program, offer amazingly professional and excellent programs for cancer survivors and continues to grow each year. To see healing and growth happen in just six days of being with a group on the river is a gift for volunteers, staff and participants alike. I have seen first hand the impact this program has on all involved and am anxious to see it continue. We continue to seek partners who want to come alongside us and help us with talent as well as treasure so that lives will continue to be healed and changed.

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

i am able to be on the trips and watch as participants come together, bond, help each other, grow and overcome challenges, laugh and have fun. it is amazing what can happen in one week.

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

Let more people know about it and have the resources to offer more participants to come instead of having a waiting list.

Role:  Board Member & i serve on the board as well as participate on the trips as a licensed mental health professional.

Review for River Discovery Inc, Boise, ID, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a friend and client of Joe and Fran Tonsmeire over the years, I have been involved with River Discovery since the beginnings. It has been a rewarding experience to participate with a group of energetic, passionate people in taking an idea and turning it into a reality. There have been a few bends in the road and some starts and stops but I believe at this juncture in the journey we have an amazing program in place. I have had the privilege of being on both the teen adventures as well as the adult trips. In a short amount of time, with all the right ingredients of river, food, fun, outdoors, professional guides, nature, sun, people and program, I've seen miracles occur. I have seen friendships form, attitudes change, healing happen and confidence, hope, and strength return. I would not continue to support, participate or volunteer my time if I did not believe in what i'm doing and experience the truth of it first hand. The changes and discoveries occur for all involved, staff and participants alike. There is just nothing like it.

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

by participating in the river trips themselves and as a board member through monthly board meetings, a yearly board retreat, and other fundraising activities. Anyone who has been on a trip returns changed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the creativity, tenacity and flexibility of the board to get 'er done while still having fun.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, bright, fun, committed and involved.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

everybody on the river for years to come and continue to change lives until there is no more cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I have been a board member, volunteer staff, licensed counselor on the trips with participants and part-time guide for River Discovery since it began.