Your generous, tax-deductible donations to Walleyes for Wounded Heroes, Inc., enables us to continue providing healing help to our injured soldiers and first responders.

Donations can be mailed to:

Walleyes For Wounded Heroes
P.O. BOX 885
Port Clinton, OH 43452

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Why W4WH exists – Words from the water.

My name is Will Thompson. I am a combat wounded, medically retired U.S. Army veteran. I am also a chapter commander and Dept of Ohio jr. vice commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

I was invited to go fishing and asked to invite other combat wounded with Walleyes for Wounded Heroes. The event was AMAZING! The cathartic benefits of the event are beyond reproach. The ability for combat veterans to get together to bond and share In camaraderie without feeling judged by others is priceless. The Walleyes for Wounded Heroes goes above and beyond in making the veterans feel welcomed and respected. The atmosphere of the entire event is very relaxed and settling that is very comfortable for me which is very comforting since I have PTSD, TBI and high anxiety. All this was even before we went out fishing! The days we were out on Lake Erie were even better. The accommodations made for physical and medical conditions is great as every effort is given to make sure everyone can participate.

When I was there among my fellow veterans I felt more relaxed and slept better than I have in a long time. My friends and fellow patriots that served in Vietnam were given the welcome home that they never received when they came home and for me to witness the emotions flooding them was overwhelming.

I know that the fishing trip is one the talked about excessively among the veteran community and so many more want to be able to participate as well as the others wanting to return to recapture the feeling again and share it with even more friends.

I can not thank Joe, Tina, and the Walleyes for Wounded Heroes enough because it greatly appreciated what they do. 

Yours in service,

Will Thompson (SGT)(USA)(RET)
Jr. Vice Commander
Dept. of Ohio
Military Order of the Purple Heart