Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Warrior's Wish Grants Retired Army Veteran a Bass Pro Fishing Boat


Written By: Chrystal Thompson Keilers

Staff Sgt. Floyd Peters, USA (Ret.), along with his wife and five children, applied to A Warrior’s Wish® for a bass boat to take his family and fellow veterans fishing in the lakes surrounding his home in Jasper, Texas. After a combined 23 years serving our country in the active duty Marine Corps, Army Reserves, and active duty Army, he is now medically retired from the military and has been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with comorbid depressive disorder. Hope For The Warriors® granted Floyd's Wish for a Bass Pro 160 Tracker fishing boat so he could share his recovery process with fellow veterans, friends, and family. 

Bass Pro Shops Managers, SSG Floyd Peters, USA (Ret.), and his family 
with Hope For The Warriors Staff member Chrystal

Chrystal and James, Hope For The Warriors® staff members, attended the a Memorial Day celebration in honor of the local Texas Army veteran and his family. Bass Pro Shops® hosted the celebration as a way to thank Hope For The Warriors® for working with them to purchase and grant this Wish. The local high school's JROTC and Honor Guard led the ceremony which was attended by community members, local American Legion and VFW members, and the store associates, who were dressed up in patriotic Bass Pro t-shirts!

Floyd shared that he is "truly honored for all of Hope For The Warriors® and what the organization has done for him and his family". They are heading out to Louisiana this weekend for an annual family camping trip with their boat in tow. The Bass Pro Shop® Managers sent Floyd and his family home with a gift card to purchase life jackets, poles, and other accessories!

This Wish was sponsored by our New York-based supporters, Michael Nehlsen and Jeff Molesko, and their Riding for Warriors fundraising campaign!

Thank you James, Jenn, Ashley & Anne for your support in making this Wish presentation possible!

A Warrior's Wish® honors the goals and desires of severely wounded service members, veterans, and their families. Wishes fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for life-gratifying endeavors for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

If you would like to be considered for a 2016 Wish, apply today by registering through our secure, private online registration system.

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