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They say a picture paints a thousand words and the same can be said of this video by William Messner. Wounded Heroes Foundation and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago provide an annual scuba diving day for disabled vets with volunteer help from RIC, WHF and DJ’s Scuba Locker.

Both New Zealand and Australian forces have stood (and continue to stand) side by side with the US forces and have suffered loss and disability. Where there is loss, there is also the potential for hope given the support of communities. This video offers a glimpse of the amazing events of that day and is a shining example of what can be achieved. It was clearly a positive and transformative experience for those involved.

William declined to share his biography for this article because, in his words, ‘I appreciate your request for my bio but I would like the entire focus to be on the inspiration your subscribers would gain, seeing this short video of these amazing people.  We need reminders of the personal price some have paid for our freedoms…For scuba divers, this is a meaningful message.’

Turn you audio on for this video and be inspired:


More information on the annual event can be found here.


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About Author

Kathryn has lived in the UK, Egypt, South Africa and New Zealand and is a trained scuba diving instructor and Great White shark safari guide. She is the author of No Damage (December 2014), the Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, a freelance writer, public speaker and co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks (August 2014). In 2015 she organised and completed a 10-month global speaking tour in aid of shark conservation: 87 events, 8 countries, 7000 people. Learn more about Kathryn’s book, No Damage at: http://www.kathrynhodgsonauthor.com/books/no-damage/

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