Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Streams of Consciousness: Fly Fishing Program Helps Wounded Warriors Feel Good Again

I always get so excited when I heard about PHWFF through a local media outlet. Here's a great article via What's Up Magazine about our local branch of PHWFF at Fort Meade here in my home county.

By: Barbara Pash

Photo by Larry French

"On a spring evening, U.S. Army Sgt. Major Angel Alvarez sits at a picnic table and watches the sun set over the lake. “It gives me a sense of serenity,” says Alvarez, a soldier on medical leave. “I needed to put away my inner anger.” 

In 2003, during the initial American troop push in Iraq, Alvarez’s vehicle hit a roadside bomb. Today, the 59-year-old husband and father walks with a cane, wears dark glasses to shield his eyes, and has memory and hearing loss. 

The Alvarez family lives at Fort George Meade, an army base in Anne Arundel County where he is a member of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a unique group for disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans."

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