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    Default Project healing waters

    Hello,

    I just wanted to put this out for everyone. July 13 will be the knoxville project healing water's first "on water" event. If you are or know anyone who suffered injuries while in the military and wants to come out and fish feel free to join! Also if you would like to help out with the event you can contact Steve Thompson or myself. My wife and I will two of the disabled vets there and we are hoping for at least 5 more. This event will be held at the millers island ramp on the clinch. Thanks everyone!

    P.s Steve's email is stevethefishingguy@gmail.com

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    Thumbs Up to ya, we had 40 Vet's on the Caney last weekend, we had enough boat's for all, some chose to wade.
    This is the 2nd year we've done this on the Caney & i felt truly honored to guide both years & look forward to next year's event.

    Grumpy

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    Is Project Healing Waters available only those vets disabled as a result of active duty or can those vet disabled due to health issues unrelated to their service also join?

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    I'm interested in helping. What all can I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Thumbs Up to ya, we had 40 Vet's on the Caney last weekend, we had enough boat's for all, some chose to wade.
    This is the 2nd year we've done this on the Caney & i felt truly honored to guide both years & look forward to next year's event.

    Grumpy
    That is great! I met Bill Coyne who is over the Nashville program and he said there has been a great turnout. I need to make it down there sometime and hit the caney!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavynets View Post
    Is Project Healing Waters available only those vets disabled as a result of active duty or can those vet disabled due to health issues unrelated to their service also join?
    It is generally due to active duty injuries. However, we can take any vet who has health or PTSD related injuries. The only thing is you have to be at least 30% disabled by VA standards to participate in national events. But they could still participate in any local event that takes place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    I'm interested in helping. What all can I do?
    Hello sandman, there are going to be several opportunities to volunteer on the water or at fly tying events. If you contact Steve at his email I put in the post he can definitely give you more information about the event on the 13th and other upcoming events!

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    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who showed up to today's event! It was a fantastic start to the knoxville chapter. I know all of us veterans truly appreciated everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcallihan21 View Post
    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who showed up to today's event! It was a fantastic start to the knoxville chapter. I know all of us veterans truly appreciated everything!

    Thank you for your service first & foremost. A big thumbs up for your time & devotion towards a great project.

    Grumpy

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    Below is a link to the TV news coverage WBIR did, it was a great day and a privilege to be a part of. The level of fishing expertise was incredibile from well known local and regional guides volunteering their time, to our TU members helping out and of course hats off to the veterans who participated.

    http://oakridge.wbir.com/news/news/6...-help-veterans
    "It starts with a raindrop, don't let it end with a teardrop!"

    "Nothing straightens out my mind like a twisting mountain stream!"

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