Heroes on the Water help veterans leave their problems on the shore
We were joined today for our Military Monday segment by Eric Chamberlain, a 22-year veteran of the Air Force.
Eric now is a part of Heroes on the Water, a non-profit organization that helps veterans rehabilitate through the triple therapy of kayaking and fishing.
Heroes on the Water holds events all the way up from the Delaware River to south in Cape May. Veterans come to the group looking for help and the idea, according to Chamberlain, is to relax and leave your problems on the shore. "It's been described as Triple therapy," Chamberlain described.
It's physical therapy in the sense that veterans learn how to row the kayak, occupational therapy because they are learning new life skills in how to fish and interacting with others and mental therapy because it provides them a period of time to get out on the water and clear their mind.
Here is a video Heroes on the Water put together from events last year:
Heroes on the Water has reportedly helped almost 33,000 veterans from all forms of the military.
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