Member Spotlight: Wellness Achieved Through Evidenced-based Recreational Services (WATERS)

                        Wellness Achieved Through Evidenced-Based Recreational Services, also known as W.A.T.E.R.S. is a nonprofit organization that was created by a collaboration of mental health care professionals and dedicated volunteers who have been involved in evidenced-based recreational services for veterans for many years. By recognizing [...]

Member Spotlight: Vail Veterans Programs

https://vimeo.com/123960949 Vail Veterans Program is a nonprofit organization providing military injured and their families with innovative and transformational programs that build confidence and improve lives. Through rehabilitative sports and recreation activities, the Vail Veterans Program helps to rebuild confidence and provide a sense of freedom from catastrophic injuries including loss of multiple limbs, severe [...]

Member Spotlight: Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ciLe2PNyC8                                           "We would like to thank the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants program for providing funding to our organization! We've been awarded a grant, which will help give greater [...]

Juggling Water Balloons: How Churches, Community Can Support PTSD/TBI Sufferers

Most people have had experience with water balloon fights at some point in their childhood. They can be a blast during summer months when temps are climbing. With every toss of the balloon, is the possibility of it bursting and cool water spilling out everywhere. Will this be the time it breaks? In the end, [...]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: #ThinkAhead #BIAmonth

  Brain Injury Awareness month happens every March, reminding us to be aware of those affected by traumatic brain injury. During this month, we are helping to raise awareness about the causes of TBI, how to prevent these injuries, and what you can do to help the recovery process. THINK AHEAD ABOUT TBI Be safe: [...]

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Warrior Bonfire Program

In the later part of 2012, the vision of the Warrior Bonfire Program began to form in the mind of its founder, Dan Fordice, as he often looked for ways to serve and help his fellow veterans who suffered from both physical and mental injuries. Dan served for a total of 13 years between the U.S. [...]

Member Spotlight: Warrior Canine Connection

  Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Warriors interact with dogs from birth through adulthood, training these dogs to act as service dogs for wounded Warriors. Warrior Trainers benefit from the animal-human connection, while wounded Warriors receive the support [...]

Participant of the Month – Shanda Taylor Boyd

How I Met R4 Alliance I'm Shanda Taylor Boyd, a proud U.S. Army veteran and TBI (traumatic brain injury) survivor.  Believe it or not in 1985 God blessed this "Little Black Girl" from a small city outside Philadelphia who was raised by a single mom and had lived in the "projects" to become the first [...]

Research Traces Link Between Combat Blasts and PTSD

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/ They are among war’s invisible wounds: the emotional and cognitive problems that many troops experience years after combat explosions sent huge shock waves through their brains. Whereas the link betweenconcussions and post-traumatic stress disorder has become clearer in recent years, a specific connection between PTSD and blast waves has remained elusive. Now, a prominent [...]

Note from our leadership: Mike Chesne, Master Sergeant US Army (R), Vice Chairman

I have been involved with R4 Alliance since the initial discussions with Bill Potter and Bert Gillette. They conceived the idea of an organization with the mission to help our military family by utilizing the best practices of successful outdoor recreation groups and joining them in an alliance with other successful organizations. I was included in [...]

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