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RECENT NEWS

Vail Daily | Life After Tragedy
September 19, 2016

Editor’s note: This Vail Veterans Program caregivers group preferred to be a quoted as a group, a request the Vail Daily was happy to oblige. That’s why all the quotes are “they said” — because they all did. VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the Adorable Dozen were teary-eyed best friends before… Read more »

Vail Daily | VIDEO: Hitting the links with Vail Veterans Program
August 29, 2016

Golf is a frustratingly addictive sport — just when you think you want to give it up, you hit that perfect shot and you’re hooked again. As challenging as golf is, imagine not having full mobility of your legs because you’re a single or double amputee above or below the knee. Or picture yourself holding… Read more »

Vail Daily | Vail Veterans Program welcomes dozens of military families to their summer program
July 25, 2016

VAIL — Vail Veterans Program guests come from different geographic locations, but many from the same sort of place. Elliott Miller cannot speak, but he can laugh and he did when he rolled his four-wheeled mountain bike. Rolled it twice, which made him laugh twice as much. “It lights him up, and it makes me… Read more »

Stories of Hope

“What does it mean for me to be here with my family? It’s the first time that they have been able to see me walk with my prosthetic. Before I was pretty much bed-ridden. It was incredible to get outside and participate in all of the activities. We’ve realized that we can do the same… Read more »

Robert Louder, Veteran

“Being with other caregivers on the Vail Veterans Program Caregivers Retreat feels empowering and safe. We all understand each other, we’re able to discuss things openly and freely, without having to worry and knowing that we can be there for one another, that’s the most important thing. People that don’t know these things, they want… Read more »

Brandi Melott, Caregiver

“This opportunity/program could not have come at a better time. As a matter of fact, I feel like it was a blessing. This past week was more than a life changer for me. The program gave me insight into how to react to challenges, situations and arguments. I now have the tools to make a… Read more »

Army Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Henry Escobedo

The War’s Final Amputee

June 10, 2015
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Caregivers, America’s Hidden Heroes

June 10, 2014
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Being at the Vail Veterans Program has been an eye opener for me. I am so protective of Greg and sometimes I wonder if I am more nervous about everything than he is. But seeing him say, “Go faster” when he was horseback riding lifted my confidence in him so much and it is such… Read more »

Sgt. Greg Foster (Ret.) & Colleen

Golf, for me, is physical and mental. Physically, golf has improved my balance and core strength, swinging a golf club is no easy task, especially on prosthetics. Mentally, when I get frustrated by the daily obstacles of wearing prosthetics and being in a wheelchair its nice to be to go out and hit a few… Read more »

Sgt. Tim Johannsen (Ret.)