Veterans Program

  • I had a great weekend while participating in sailing. This was my first time ever sailing and was a real hoot! Being in control of the boat really boosted my self confidence, which is something that I don't always feel in control of. Last year, I came down with a very rare disease called Moya moya that caused me to have repeated strokes. Thankfully the VA got a hold of great group of doctors and surgeons and fixed the blood flow problem I was having in my brain. After all this I was able to obtain my driver’s license for the first time, and I drove to Newport with a friend that was also involved in this Sail To Prevail program. I would like to thank all the staff and my friends George and David. I am so happy that I could participate. I can't wait till next summer! I'll be there! Thank you again,

    Paul (Navy Veteran) Veterans - Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • John and I want to thank you again for setting up this enjoyable sailing day and delicious dinner. Great to meet new people, as well as reconnect with those we have met before as it seems we have a lot in common. Wish we could get more RI PVA sailors involved.

    Elinor (wife of Army Veteran, John, who has MS and paraplegia) Veterans - Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • The pictures are Great!!!!! Thank you so much! Maria and I really appreciate all you have done to organize the trip the rest of the veterans and us! We hope to sail again with you next year.

    Raymond (Air Force Veteran with MS and asthma) Veterans - Paralyzed Veterans of America

Directors and Staff

  • "Even people that do not swim get over their fear of the water and relax. Thanks for the experience!”

    Pattie (Spurwink RI) Program Directors and Staff
  • Most people from our group have never sailed before. Everyone absolutely loved it, and many say it is a high point of their summer. The young people you have working there are exceptional in making everyone feel comfortable sailing, whatever their level of ability.

    Elinor (Director, MS Dream Center) Program Directors and Staff
  • All our residents had a phenomenal time sailing. It brought back many happy memories from the past of sailing excursions with their families. And for one, it was his first time ever! (age 82!!). I hope we can do it again next year!

    Judy (Harbor Hill) Program Directors and Staff
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