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River Rafting with Poly-trauma Patients

Each spring, as soon as the water turns warm, Freedom Alliance schedules its James River rafting adventure with the VA poly-trauma patients of Richmond, Virginia. The Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PTRC) at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center is one

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Cigar Night in the Nation’s Capital

When Chicago native and Freedom Alliance ally Beverly Perlson comes to Washington, D.C., it’s for a noble cause. As founder of the Band of Mothers, Beverly is rallying at Capitol Hill in support of our troops, which is the heart

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The Ultimate Tropical Vacation for Heroes

In the enchanting country of Costa Rica is a most alluring resort, Los Sueños, which sprawls, elegant and easy, on the Pacific side of the republic. Within Los Sueños is a community of American patriots, who joins forces with Freedom

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A Night on the Ranch for Fort Bliss WTB Families

Freedom Alliance maintains an ongoing connection with the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Bliss, which is headquartered in El Paso, Texas, and we recently received a token of appreciation: a special plaque from the battalion’s commander and command sergeant

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Combat-wounded Vets Fish in Bahamas

Last year Freedom Alliance launched a fishing charter, tailor-made for Marine Corps veterans, which embarked several times to the Bahamas and Florida Keys. This was thanks to Nick Kefalides, a newly retired Marine, who has been at the helm of

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Dinner to Honor Vets Recovering at Tampa Hospital

Freedom Alliance was in Tampa, Florida, last month to honor some of our heroes—the military service members being treated at the James A. Haley VA hospital and polytrauma center—along with their steadfast caregivers and medical staff. This was the ninth

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Motorized Surfboard for Double Amputee

Life is like a wave. You can’t change the way it breaks, just the way you ride it. Five years ago Lance Corporal Jorge lost his legs and five fingers when he stepped on an explosive while serving with 3rd

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Our Second B&B V-Day Getaway

When Valentine’s Day fell on the weekend last year, Freedom Alliance treated selected combat veterans and their partners to a romantic two-night getaway at an enchanting bed-and-breakfast on Virginia’s Rappahannock River. The historic Essex Inn in Tappahannock, Virginia (www.essexinnva.com), was pleased


Giving Back to Those Who Gave for Our Freedom

Christmas is the season of miracles. But for the military veteran recovering from combat injuries and consequently facing a forced retirement, it can be tough to buy in to the wonder of the holiday. Feelings of enchantment and goodwill are overwhelmed

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Star Wars Painting at Walter Reed

Before we get to the outstanding events and programs we have scheduled for 2016, we want to take a moment to share one more special moment from last year. Injured service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in


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