Healing ties bind veterans

 Christina Dickinson written by: Kim Christiansen

In the community center of Denver's Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bob and Christine talk about Project Healing Waters. The program offers its services and program to active military personnel and veterans in Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals throughout the country. The project's program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes and clinics for wounded and injured personnel, ranging from beginners to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. All activities and services are provided to the participants at no cost. Fly fishing and tying equipment materials are provided to the participants, including equipment that accommodates their special needs.

The project relies on Federation of Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited and independent fly fishing clubs to conduct the program at the DOD and DVA hospitals across the nation.