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Vail Today: Vail Veterans Program utilizes the healing power of the mountains (video)
March 21, 2018

VAIL – Can mountains heal people? The Vail Veterans Program believes they can. That’s why they bring military injured and their families to the Vail Valley for adaptive skiing and snowboarding programs in the winter and a multitude of activities in the summer. This week, over 30 wounded veterans and their family members were invited… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program names Lindsay Humphreys its new executive director
February 13, 2018

  VAIL — Lindsay Humphreys will follow a legend, and the legend will help her along. Humphreys is the Vail Veterans Program’s new executive director. Group founder Cheryl Jensen is handing over the reins; Humphreys’ first day was Monday, Feb. 12. Jensen is sticking around as board chair. Humphreys previously served on the program’s board… Read more »

Making miracles: Vail Veterans Program is ‘what was missing after Vietnam’
February 1, 2018

VAIL — Dr. Sean McDougal’s entire life did not flash before his eyes as he stood at the top of Golden Peak, but the last year did.   McDougal was a paraplegic last July. He has followed his own best advice, “Physician, heal thyself,” and was improving but was still in a wheelchair in early… Read more »

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Vail Today: Vail Veterans Program utilizes the healing power of the mountains (video)

March 21, 2018

VAIL – Can mountains heal people? The Vail Veterans Program believes they can. That’s why they bring military injured and their families to the Vail Valley for adaptive skiing and snowboarding programs in the winter and a multitude of activities in the summer. This week, over 30 wounded veterans and their family members were invited… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program names Lindsay Humphreys its new executive director

February 13, 2018

  VAIL — Lindsay Humphreys will follow a legend, and the legend will help her along. Humphreys is the Vail Veterans Program’s new executive director. Group founder Cheryl Jensen is handing over the reins; Humphreys’ first day was Monday, Feb. 12. Jensen is sticking around as board chair. Humphreys previously served on the program’s board… Read more »

Making miracles: Vail Veterans Program is ‘what was missing after Vietnam’

February 1, 2018

VAIL — Dr. Sean McDougal’s entire life did not flash before his eyes as he stood at the top of Golden Peak, but the last year did.   McDougal was a paraplegic last July. He has followed his own best advice, “Physician, heal thyself,” and was improving but was still in a wheelchair in early… Read more »

Cheryl Jensen made the Vail Veterans Program the ‘gold standard’; now she’s shifting gears

November 1, 2017

VAIL — There might not be a Vail Veterans Program if not for Heath Calhoun. It was 2004 and the Vail Veterans Program was so new it didn’t have a name. Like anything else, the work and serendipity began long before the actual start date. Capt. Dave Rozelle was in Vail with some congressmen in… Read more »

Vail Today: Vail Veterans Program offers caregivers retreat

September 27, 2017

VAIL – Since 2004, the Vail Veterans Program has provided rehabilitative sports and recreational activities to help build confidence and provide a sense of freedom to United States military members who have suffered catastrophic injuries while serving our country. The program has evolved and now includes a caregivers retreat to help those taking care of… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program’s summer golf a little about golf, a lot about life

August 29, 2017

WOLCOTT — Alex DeVilling hits golf balls so far he should file a flight plan. DeVilling is a long-drive professional and was one of the golf experts helping this week’s Vail Veterans Program summer golf group at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club in Wolcott. He spent much of his morning teaching the guys how… Read more »

Service dog Sgt. Maximus Charger and his veteran owner’s bond can’t be broken

July 27, 2017

VAIL — Injured paratrooper Philipe Herrera and his three-legged service dog understand each other. “We bonded right away. We’re both a little broken,” Philipe said, smiling. Herrera and his family — wife Christie and children Alyssa, Hannah and Joshua — are in town for the Vail Veterans Program summer family session. “Programs like this are… Read more »

Heroes having fun: Vail Veterans Program hosts injured vets, families

July 27, 2017

  VAIL — Briana Irwin’s smile was as bright as the Colorado sky as she careened down a zipline. The Irwin clan is in Vail as part of this week’s Vail Veterans Program group. Twelve-year-old Briana flashed a smile as she admitted she was hesitant about ziplining. It’s OK to be apprehensive, even scared, said an amputee… Read more »

Vail Daily | Vail Veterans Program brings another group of heroes to town

March 14, 2017

  VAIL — Vail Fire Chief Mark Novak grinned as he looked around at the organized chaos in his West Vail fire station. Every piece of gear was in the driveway, including the trucks. On the empty floor a couple hundred people milled around, talking, laughing, enjoying themselves and each other. The firefighters were hosting… Read more »

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 »