AHERO events are a needed healing tool for myself and many other Veterans. It is a way for us to connect with other Veterans who have experienced similar situations. AHERO events are a great stress reducer that allow for us to leave any worries of the world behind and just relax and enjoy the great company of like minded people. Whether those individuals are an active duty brother, fellow Veteran or just good-hearted sportmen helping in our recovery. All of the AHERO events raise my happiness level and greatly help in dealing with life stresses. ~ Johnathan Purser
Current statistics reveal there are as many as 18 veteran suicides per day. This translates to 6,500 a year, or more than 50,000 of our bravest citizens who have taken their own lives since 2003. These statistics are absolutely heart breaking. To prevent more tragic deaths, we want to provide a way to reach out to as many Veterans as we possibly can. To this end, we are determined to provide a different social and recreational environment for wounded Veterans--one in which they can continue their healing process and focus on their future instead of their past.
At AHERO, we heal the physical and psychological wounds of war and military service by:
Introducing Veterans to resources and programs available to them to increase their overall quality of life.
Developing an informal support network of Veterans across the country.
Encouraging constructive communication and engagement.