Freedom Stories

Freedom Stories are the stories from the people Freedom Waters Foundation serves.

July Newsletter: Big Waves of Freedom

BIG WAVES OF FREEDOM FROM FREEDOM WATERS! It's hot, hot, hot in South Florida, but Freedom Waters Foundation is keeping it cool with a whole lot of therapeutic, fun out on the water! So many boat outings continue to happen for those with special needs and veterans, with an incredible group of boat [...]

By | July 3rd, 2016|Freedom Stories, Newsletter, Weller Day Outings|0 Comments

Mother’s Day Celebrated with Purpose in South Florida

By | June 19th, 2016|Freedom Stories|0 Comments

Making it Happen in May

April's calendar had over 23 FWF Weller Day Boat Outings, serving more than 420 individuals with special needs and veterans between the two coasts of south Florida. And, that is with only two FWF employees. It's amazing how much is done by all the volunteers who assist in each of our programs - [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Freedom Stories, Newsletter|0 Comments

Goodness just keeps Happening!

Goodness just keeps happening for and around Freedom Waters Foundation: *The Kind Mariners Ball of 2016 benefiting FWF was a HUGE success - raising a net of just around $200,000! Friends, Fun, and a whole lot of Feel Good were made throughout the evening! It was quite a party and celebration. The FWF [...]

By | March 26th, 2016|Freedom Stories|0 Comments

NBC News: Kids Fighting Illness Feel Freedom

NBC Nightly News featured a segment on a Freedom Waters Foundation "Weller Day" in Palm Beach, FL.  The boat trips are the brainchild of John Weller, a Fort Lauderdale yacht broker, a six-time cancer survivor and a co-founder of the Freedom Waters Foundation.  Freedom Waters Foundation (FWF) was incorporated in March 2006 to carry out its [...]

Boating event lifts spirits of children and families dealing with illness, disability

Lillie Senter, 9, at right, joins families and children coping with cancer board the Mariner lll at the North Palm Beach Marina for an afternoon ride on Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Scott Fisher, Sun Sentinel) Article printed in the Sun Sentinel newspaper on March 1st, read it online here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-freedom-waters-boat-trip-20150301-story.html  

By | March 2nd, 2015|Freedom Stories|0 Comments

A Christmas Blessing by Andrew Cilla

This is the 10th year Freedom Waters patrons, Paul and Michelle Flanigan, have hosted the Freedom Waters Christmas Party at their lovely home located on the Intracoastal Waterway. The party took place as usual during the evening of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Parade.  Our guests were children with cancer, or other life threatening disabilities, and [...]

By | January 17th, 2015|Freedom Stories|0 Comments

Can you feel the freedom?

Feel the Freedom felt by the child, who is constantly either in her electric wheelchair or her bed, when she boards a vessel and is splashed by the playful dolphins right next to the rail of the boat in front of her, as it moves along the waterway. She feels the wind in her hair [...]

By | December 22nd, 2014|Freedom Stories|0 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight on Lori Griffith

Lori Griffith, of Chasin a Dream Photography has been volunteering for Freedom Waters Foundation since 2010. She is an amazing, upbeat, talented individual who has generously donated her photography skills and leadership on many FWF Weller Days, on the east coast of Florida. She is a shining star that makes others smile just by being [...]

By | December 6th, 2014|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Boy, Brain Cancer, and Boating

“Look at that little boy, waving and smiling at all of us at the boat show while at the helm of that deck boat. How cute is that!“ “Who is he? What is Freedom Waters Foundation?” “Cool deck boat!” – comments heard as a special young man and deck boat passed by the Ft. Lauderdale [...]

By | November 23rd, 2014|Freedom Stories|0 Comments