Picture a U.S. Veteran isolated in his home; suffering from PTSD; struggling to get out his front door; unsure of himself and others; knowing what he is capable of and afraid that he may lose control, so he stays home, alone, lonely, isolated, and sometimes teetering on a desire to live…or not. Now, imagine that same Veteran pushing himself out his front door; reaching out to others with trepidation; being invited to go fishing or just for a relaxing boat ride with local community members donating their time and vessels.
My first experience with the Freedom Waters Foundation was one of pure joy. I have volunteered only a couple of times in my life so I was nervous about my first boat outing. I figured that there would be some talking about the area and the history of the foundation but I never figured that [...]
Ever since I’ve been volunteering with Freedom Waters, I’ve had some amazing experiences, such as boating with great kids and their families, teaching disabled sailing, and all the other things we do to serve the kids with disabilities.
Lisa's son Jake was aboard "Lil' Adventure" on a Freedom Waters sponsored boat trip. Here is what Lisa had to say about the experience