Jed received a check from the NCOA Rogue Chapter #1260
Healing through adventure therapy.
White Heart Foundation’s Guardian Project is an adventure program run by White Heart Warrior Marine Cpl. Jed Morgan.
Jed, along with the leadership of past participants and Dr. Thomas Zimmer and Rob Meeker of Wyoming Catholic College, has created a program designed to benefit warriors battling trauma from their time in the military. The Guardian Project seeks to build new bonds with warriors at home to create a new safety net for those that need it the most.
The trip consists of river rafting, rock climbing, camping, fishing, etc. and at the end of the trip, we offer a way for the town of Lander to show their support for such a great cause. White Heart organizes a reception at the Lander Community and Convention Center to help raise the necessary funds to continue bringing this trip to Lander each year – and YOU are invited.
On our most recent Guardian Project excursion on June 20-28, 2017 8 veterans were able to experience white water kayaking in Green River, UT, rock climbing, competitive shooting, camping, fishing and fireside discussions in Lander, WY. On the last day we invited the residents of Lander to join us for a reception dinner and meet the veterans who were able to share their stories. We had roughly 350 people attend the dinner which was a huge success!
The Guardian Project
The Guardian Project is an eco-therapy program serving warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress.
ABOUT THE GUARDIAN PROJECT
WHAT IS ECO-THERAPY?
A study by a VA outdoor program found that by being in nature veterans had a 10% better psychological well-being, 9% increase in social functioning and 8% increase in positive outlook on life.
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