Experience The Impact

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Volunteers Speak to the Impact of
Therapeutic Fishing Experiences

Brothers in Arms

The Journey Home

The Journey Home: If you would like a DVD of the 14-minute The Journey Home, please contact WQW.

Promo Reel

Not Yet Begun To Fight

Not Yet Begun To Fight: To view the film in its entirety, Not Yet Begun to Fight is available on various Video On Demand outlets such as, iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu. If you would like to order a DVD of the 60-minute, independently made documentary, Not Yet Begun to Fight, please contact WQW. For more information on the film, visit www.notyetbeguntofightfilm.com.

Testimonials

It gave me a sense of purpose and drive again, which was much needed. Helped me realize my goals and motivated me to accomplish them. I began fly fishing a few months ago, but I learned SO much from the trip that now I try and go as much as I can.

Warrior Alumnus

2018 Couples FX Participant

I felt more solace than I have felt in years fishing the waters of Montana.

SFC Bronson

U.S. Army

I had the best time of my life with you all at the ranch. I haven’t been that at peace in ages. I just applied for my fishing license so hopefully I will be on the lower Illinois this Memorial Day Weekend! … I absolutely do miss you! Your knowledge and experience was amazingly helpful and considerate. Thank you again!

Victor Lapierre

Army Infantryman, Purple Heart Recipient, 2016 Warrior Participant

Thanks for getting me up to Montana for that trip . . . Really pulled me out of a bad place and literally changed my outlook on life. Because of it, I’m getting my house packed up and moving back to Missouri to be closer to my family. That trip really made me miss being around people that truly care . . . [S]ince being back, I feel like I have a better appreciation for life and a better outlook on what’s to come.

Sergeant Ben

US Army, 2016 Warrior Participant

Not often are spouses given a break to be truly taken care of and that break has made a world of difference in my perspective and view of the future.

Warrior Spouse

2017 Couples FX Participant

Words cannot express the gratitude for all you have done for me and my wife, and children. You all have made me want to be a better husband and father.

SSG Mansour

2015 Alumni FX Participant, 2015 Couple's FX Participant

The experience of being out on the river has been humbling and peaceful and we know that what we’ll take home from this experience will feed our family mentally and emotionally.

Wallace and Scarlet Fanene

Warrior and Spouse, 2016 Couple's Fishing Experience Participants

This program creates positive results in a group that has sacrificed a great deal for the sake of others. They frequently report that their WQW experience has changed their lives and served as a catalyst to reengage and find meaning and purpose. Many first-time participants elect to return and serve as mentors to others in future events. As WQW’s work continues over the coming decades, the Warriors who benefit from the program’s resources now will serve as leaders and examples for the next generation of Warriors.

Aaron M. Sawyer

PhD, LCP

WQW is more than a place to just fly fish. It offers veterans a chance to connect with each other and create lasting relationships.

SSG Gibson

2013 Warrior Participant, 2014 Couple's Participant, 2015 Alumni Participant