The success of Project Healing Waters starts and ends with individual local programs. These are truly our boots on the ground. Volunteer-led and activity-centric, the majority of the camaraderie, connectedness, and ultimately healing at the center of Project Healing Waters happens at the program level.
This journey has been a transformative one for me, especially in dealing with my PTSD as a disabled veteran. The process of crafting a bamboo rod, the tranquility of fly fishing, and the victories in each catch are my own forms of therapy, healing me in ways traditional medicine couldn’t. It is a respite from my typical solitary existence and a welcome diversion that offers not just a physical activity but also an engaging and rewarding mental exercise.