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Review for Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation Inc, Apollo Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As we move into year 7 of our volunteer work with WWIAF, we are constantly amazed at the enduring impact these programs have on Purple Heart heroes. Annually, we host 3 hunting events set up by WWIAF who provides a professional Associate/Guide onsite for each event. From the moment these men and women arrive onsite- you can see and feel the relief they have knowing they are going to be among the only people who understand their nightmares, survivor guilt, and life long medical issues. That is other Purple Heart recipients-and for some, this has been their only opportunity to be in this type of environment. Wrapped around a love of the outdoors and outdoor sports, an immediate camaraderie envelopes the environment and then the magic of transformation unfolds right before our eyes. We have seen participants who have not left their home in years except for medical appointments- feeling relaxed in the outside world. We have heard stories from years ago never shared until the event they attended. As only one of the many events held by WWIA, we can share story after story of how these 4 days literally change the life of not only the Purple Heart recipient, but many times for their family as well.

Role:  Volunteer