THE WOUNDED WATERS STORY
Kevin and the Wounded Waters Team are just starting out on this adventure to build this organization. Kevin has had a vision and drive for many years to help Wounded Warriors, Combat Veterans, Active Duty Military and First Responders.
The need to help cope with stress from War Related Injuries and just the Rigors of the Military/Fire/Police Communities is greater than ever, and most people don't understand unless they have been in those boots themselves.
Back in 2017 Kevin was taking a Soldier out fishing just to help get away from work and have some fun. They didn’t catch anything worth bragging about but were able to have some good laughs and just talk about life. At the end of the trip the young Soldier thanked Kevin and he just kind of brushed it off as a general thank you to just be kind. But the Soldier insisted and said “No really, Thank You” Kevin didn’t quite understand and said what are you talking about its no big deal. The Soldier then explained to Kevin that he was going to commit suicide that evening but being out there on the water fishing and talking with him gave him a new look on life and now he understood that he has someone to talk to when he was feeling alone and in a dark place.
Kevin has had a hard road dealing with some of his own demons from years of Combat Deployments that still haunt him to this day, but he always finds an outlet through fishing. A week long fishing and lobstering trip to the Florida Keys with his father and friends literally saved his life, and therefore he can relate so well with other Veterans that are struggling. Kevin sat and talked with the Soldier for some time after that and eventually realized that he had something here and needed to continue to help others just as he did for that young Solider, and that’s how Wounded Waters was born.
Kevin has already taken out numerous Vets, Military personnel and First Responders fishing and had great success. The goal of Wounded Waters is to get Veterans Military Members out fishing and not worrying about all the stressors of daily life that they are going through. Its amazing when you take a few people that are like minded and see a total change in their demeanor. Hopefully with the power of friendship, fishing, a boat and some good fish stories we can save someone's life.