Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is holding another great hunting and fishing event for Purple Heart recipients, hosted by Mr. Jim Kailburn and supporters in Perry, Ohio. This Inaugural event will take place from May 5-8 at beautiful Perry Township Park.
On this all-expense-paid trip, two Heroes will experience two full days of guided turkey hunting in the morning and fishing for walleye in the afternoon and evening. Hooking a big fish or harvesting a tom helps these veterans achieve a level of satisfaction and achievement that has often been missing from their lives. While the harvest can be exciting, the main event on this trip is the opportunity to connect with other Purple Heart recipients and be enveloped in the warmth of a thankful and caring community.
One Hero at a recent WWIA event said, “Although I didn’t quite ‘bag’ a big turkey, I got to get out into the field again and enjoy nature and relax. Being away from the daily grind for a weekend of hunting allowed me time to focus and recharge. The fact that everything was planned and structured took a lot of the stress out of having to plan a trip like this. Everything was top notch and I enjoyed some great camaraderie as well.”
Wounded Warriors frequently return home different than when they left to serve our nation; their personal and professional lives have changed dramatically. WWIA and hosts like Kailburn strive to show these Heroes that they can still experience and accomplish great things, no matter their current circumstances.
Mr. Kailburn is excited to host his first WWIA event. He says, “I’m extremely grateful to be able to provide the opportunity for these Warriors to get away from the stresses of everyday life while enjoying hunting and fishing on beautiful Lake Erie.”
Critical to the healing process, whether from traumatic brain injury, permanent limb disability or post- traumatic stress disorder, these events bolster self-confidence while strengthening the bond with nature, local communities and other Purple Heart veterans. Each WWIA event serves 3-5 Heroes and lasts at least 2-3 full days, allowing for optimal bonding, brotherhood and camaraderie.
Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is a national non-profit dedicated to serving our nation’s combat wounded Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors. For more information, please visit www.wwiaf.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/wwia or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.