Disabled Veterans Alaska Fly Fishing Trip

$1,296 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 79 months

There are three disabled Veterans selected to participate in a wilderness adventure fly fishing trip fishing near Bristol Bay Alaska. They are all combat veterans who were injured while deployed in the combat zone. This trip needs your support if we are going to be able to make it happen. Please support these fine upstanding young men to achieve a dream fishing trip.

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Another beautiful fish that will be a little monnow compared to what I hope we catch in Alaska
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This page is designed as a fundraising site in order to facilitate Master Sergeant (retired) Sean Bennett, Staff Sergeant (retired) Eric Ortegren and, Sergeant (retired)Travis Snow, three disabled Veterans the chance of a lifetime on a Wilderness fly fishing trip in Alaska. It will truly be the most amazing fly fishing experience that any of us have ever participated in. Thank you very much for your support.
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The picture today is Travis Snow in the Grand Canyon
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Here is an introduction to our fourth member...

"Hello everyone and thank you for helping sponser this group on a trip of a lifetime. A little about myself, my name is Sean Bennett I am 37 years old and a former Master Sergreant in the airborne community in the United States Army. I was shot in the upper left arm in 2007 and have taken a while to put back my body the way it is suppose to be but I am ready to put it to the test. I was awarded the silver star, bronze star and purple heart for the incident I was involved in and have always felt proud of the job we did in combat and what the military members are doing in combat now. God bless everyone and thank you for helping making this trip a reality for myself and the three other young men."
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Travis Snow
79 months ago

Hey all,' I am Travis, a 35 year old disabled veteran who spent my service time in 2nd Ranger Battalion and 25th infantry out of Ft. Lewis, WA, from 95'-99'. I broke my back ripping dirt bike just 6 days after discharging form the Army, leaving me a paraplegic. I have embraced and love many adaptive outdoor recreation sports; from mono-skiing, cycling (street/downhill), adaptive wake boarding, working out, swimming, basketball, riding ATV's, and camping and fishing farther out then the local state parks. I am a student at Metro State, and I am my internship away from achieving my bachelors degree as a recreation therapist. FOR ME: THIS TRIP TO ALASKA WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE, EVEN MORE SO DOING IT FROM MY WHEELCHAIR! It would be highly educational & a once in a lifetime experience! PLEASE HELP ALL (4) OF US GUYS ACHIEVE THIS GOAL!!

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Mark Rutherford
79 months ago

Guys, This looks great. I'm so excited that we will be meeting soon in Dillingham! Last night I strung up 4 brand new 7 weight Temple Forks Outfitter fly rods and large arbor reels for our trip. Looking forward to sharing a campfire soon. Mark

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$1,296 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 79 months
Created May 16, 2012
Funds raised will benefit:
Paradox Sports
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MK
$100
Mary F. Klein
78 months ago

Thank you so much for your service to our country so that I was able to enjoy my dream trip to Alaska last summer. Have fun!

KF
$20
Kanani Fong
78 months ago

Enjoy the night-blazing sun, the fireweed that blooms in bursts of red, and the sky that is simply the color of heaven.

$25
Anonymous
78 months ago
$10
Anonymous
78 months ago
SR
$25
Sam Reeves
78 months ago

Retired Air Force. 31/2 years Eielson AFB AK. Loved the fishing, and all the rest. Hope you have a great time.

BS
$500
Brian R Seader
78 months ago

You deserve this and so much more!

JS
$250
Joshua Salmons
78 months ago

For my brutha Eric and his crew. Enjoy your time. God loves you.

BF
$50
Brys Family
78 months ago

Eric, hope you have fun and have a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for your service.

$10
Rick Newman
79 months ago

Catch a dozen for me. Good luck guys.

SM
$10
steven mccarter
79 months ago

Good Luck Eric!

Travis Snow
79 months ago

Hey all,' I am Travis, a 35 year old disabled veteran who spent my service time in 2nd Ranger Battalion and 25th infantry out of Ft. Lewis, WA, from 95'-99'. I broke my back ripping dirt bike just 6 days after discharging form the Army, leaving me a paraplegic. I have embraced and love many adaptive outdoor recreation sports; from mono-skiing, cycling (street/downhill), adaptive wake boarding, working out, swimming, basketball, riding ATV's, and camping and fishing farther out then the local state parks. I am a student at Metro State, and I am my internship away from achieving my bachelors degree as a recreation therapist. FOR ME: THIS TRIP TO ALASKA WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE, EVEN MORE SO DOING IT FROM MY WHEELCHAIR! It would be highly educational & a once in a lifetime experience! PLEASE HELP ALL (4) OF US GUYS ACHIEVE THIS GOAL!!

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Mark Rutherford
79 months ago

Guys, This looks great. I'm so excited that we will be meeting soon in Dillingham! Last night I strung up 4 brand new 7 weight Temple Forks Outfitter fly rods and large arbor reels for our trip. Looking forward to sharing a campfire soon. Mark

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