Project Healing Waters

On Tuesday, May 24th, UPMC Cole employees & Cole Place residents were honored to participate in the Project Healing Waters parade by showing their support of the veterans while they paraded through our Cole campus. We were joined by Hero, a retired military explosive detection and patrol dog who returned after four tours in Afghanistan (2017-2021) and has also served in South Africa.

The parade marks the beginning of the God's Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited's Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing event. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, initiated and conducted by members of the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited, serves military personnel who have been wounded, injured, or disabled to aid their physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly fishing and fly tying, and by using and enjoying these skills on fishing outings as lifelong recreation.

Thank you veterans for including UPMC Cole in this wonderful event!

Operation Appreciation is the Cole Foundation program to recognize and appreciate our local veterans.  To Donate or learn more visit us at https://www.yourcolefoundation.org/.../operation...

Hero is a retired military explosive detection and patrol dog who returned after four tours in Afghanistan (2017-2021) and has also served in South Africa.
Hero is a retired military explosive detection and patrol dog who returned after four tours in Afghanistan (2017-2021) and has also served in South Africa.
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