Each year we are amazed at the number of videos that beautifully highlight stories born from our unique brand of healing. This past year was no different and we are honored to share just a few of our favorite videos from 2020 with you below.
As we enter the New Year, we want to thank you for supporting Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. Since we founded PHWFF in 2005, your support helped countless disabled active military and disabled veterans along their healing journey – but we have more work to do. There remain more than one million veterans across the U.S. that continue to suffer with service-connected injuries. Our goal is to increase the number of disabled veterans served by our programs year after year. We need your help now more than ever. Your support will allow our program participants to continue receiving support along their healing journey at no cost to them.
Our Favorite Videos of 2020
The 12th Annual Mossy Creek Invitational
On June 1, 2019 veterans, volunteers, and supporters gathered on the picturesque banks of Virginia’s Mossy Creek for an annual fly-fishing tournament held in support of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. Now in its 12th year, the event provided 15 disabled military personnel and disabled veterans with a fun fly-fishing competition in which they were paired with a sponsor and professional fly-fishing guide for a memorable day of angling, community and camaraderie.
The Power of Partnerships: Freedom Ranch for Heroes
Located along the banks of Montana’s famed Big Hole River lies Freedom Ranch for Heroes – a special partnership between Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), The George and Betty Harbaugh Foundation, and the community of Wise River, Montana. This special place has been a life-saving gift to hundreds of disabled active duty military personnel and disabled veterans from PHWFF programs throughout the Nation.
Reset: A Fly Fishing Story
“Reset – A Fly Fishing Story” is a powerful short film from Robert Clark, SSG, U.S. Army (ret) and Assistant Program Lead of the PHWFF Salem, Oregon program, that highlights his story and journey of recovery through the sport of fly fishing.
The Waters That Heal Us
The Waters that Heal Us’ was filmed by Grace Eggleston, a graduate student at American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking. Her short film highlights our Washington DC VAMC program during an outing to Double Spur Outfitters and our unique brand of healing.
Written by Captain Rob Fordyce and Directed by Reid Ogden, ‘God’s Country’ follows Sgt. Jim Graham U.S. Army (ret) on a special trip to Freedom Ranch for Heroes in Wise River, Montana. ‘God’s Country’ was an official selection in the 2020 Bozeman International Film Festival and the film beautifully highlights the healing power of fly fishing and how Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs provide community and a continuum of care to our Nation’s disabled veterans.
‘Albie Fest’ follows Captain Rob Fordyce and two military veterans as they fish in the Cape Lookout Albacore and Redfish Festival.
- David Lipscomb Recognized for Extraordinary Leadership
- D. Brent Miller recognized with Exceptional Leadership Award
- May is National Military Appreciation Month
- Jim O’Brien Recognized with Phil Johnson Exceptional Leadership Award
- Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Begins Multiple Participant Outdoor Healing Gatherings