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Terry G.’s Testimonial

Terry G.’s Testimonial

I attended a Send A Vet sponsored fishing trip in July 2016, this trip took place in Utah. It took considerable urging from my wife (also a vet who has been on a send a vet trip) for me to go, I have a very hard time with social situations and wasn’t inclined to go. But after repeated pleas, I decided to give it a shot. At this time I hadn’t been fishing in hmmm some 30 plus years, not since I was a teenager, it just wasn’t really my thing. As I was living in Colorado at the time I drove to Utah to meet up with the guides and the other vets attending. As it turned out it became quite the experience and I  actually enjoyed myself in a social environment, I got to know Rock and Jess both great guys who have been through a lot. We all had a blast, we caught a decent amount of fish, had a crawfish fry (a first for me and Rock), it was amazing. This trip helped me see that I was being harder on myself for my own perceived issues then I should have been. This realization allowed me to seek and receive help through counseling at the VA clinic in Ft Collins. Before the trip, I was looking for every reason to not attend, now I am very glad that my wife convinced me that it would be a great time for me and it really was. I wouldn’t have missed this for anything.

 

 Mark and all the other folks that work with Send A Vet, you have my gratitude for the things you do, it made a difference in my life and my families life.

 

Thanks

 

Terry G.

Kris S.’s Testimonial

Send-A-Vet is excellent, what a great organization that helps veterans feel normal and assists them getting together and outdoors! The organization sent me and a fellow Marine Corp veteran to Utah to fish with a private charter and camp the Strawberry Reservoir. What an amazing experience! We camped a beautiful state park and fished from sun up to sun down with amazing people who treated us like they had known us our whole lives! They included their family members and treated us to fish fries from the fish we caught that day and to a crawfish boil from traps we set. My Marine Corp buddy and I had a blast! The trip really helped keep the symptoms of PTS down and we were able to disengage from the anxiety of our normal days. The best part was we didn’t have to worry about anything and Marie and I are great friends now! Thank you, Send-A-Vet, for the great trip!

 Kris S.

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