Retired Staff Sergeant Robert Bartlett lost half of his face and one eye to an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Iraq. He finds a special serenity in fly fishing and he figured if it helped him, it might help other wounded veterans, as well.
He was right.
"Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing" is an organization that teaches the sport to wounded veterans. Now with more than 200 chapters, Healing Waters has built of community of support for wounded warriors.
Details in this special news story by Harry Smith on NBC News. Link: HERE
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.™ is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
Harry Smith, NBC News, "Wounded Veterans Find Peace Through Serenity of Fly Fishing," July 5, 2016