Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day!

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of our Veterans.
In honor of Veteran's day, Renew Therapeutic Riding Center is hosting a special showing of the documentary 'Riding My Way Back'

Here is a short synopsis from the film's website:
  'Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred. Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him.'
To read some amazing words from retired Air Force Staff Sergeant Heliker himself, this link will take you to his short version of the story on his facebook page.
The documentary will be shared at the Park Theatre in Holland, Michigan on Thursday November 13th at 7pm. Tickets are $10 at the door, so if you are in the area please stop by to see what can be accomplished by the wonders of EAAT!  
This will be my first time viewing the documentary. I'm very excited because, although I've worked with therapeutic riding programs for over seven years now, I've never had the opportunity to work with a Veteran's program. I'm anxious to see what this film is all about. 
Do you have any special Veterans close to your heart that you remember or honor, especially today?  

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