It is truly an honor to receive these testimonials.
Good hunt and brother hood. Thanks to everyone who put on this hunt. Again thank you from the bottom of my heart. I got my first bird and I am hooked. It was a pleasure to meet and hunt wait all of you. I had a wonderful time. I want to thank everyone from God’s Outdoor Angels, Mason-Dixon Outfitters and all who helped coordinate this event for the opportunity. I truly appreciate it
My name is Eric Searcy. 20 years ago, during my freshman year of college, while living out my dream of playing college baseball at ULL, a drunk driver ran a red light and struck my vehicle. The accident left me paralyzed from the neck down. After years of rehabilitation, I was able to regain most of the use of my arms but not my hands. My biggest fear was that my hunting and fishing days were finished.
After years of trial and error, I learned how to shoot a gun from a device my friends helped me build. Thankfully, I am now able to hunt everything I hunted before the accident, although it’s quite a bit more difficult.
I am writing today in support of God’s Outdoor Angels. I have been on several hunting adventures. The greatest part of these adventures was this: when I was in the woods, I didn’t have to think about the day-to-day struggles I face living the life as a quadriplegic. It was extremely refreshing to have these special times to clear my mind. It was the best mental therapy anyone living with a disability could have. Moments like these are literally what keep me going. I strongly support this organization and ask that you do the same.
“I was both shocked and humbled to learn that I would be going on a hunt of a lifetime with God’s Outdoor Angels.
I quickly learned that my experience would be less about the hunt and more about the people. While the hunt brought us together, the time spent with Len from God’s Outdoor Angels and the guides from the outfitter made the experience unforgettable.
I was welcomed with open arms and by the end of the trip, we had truly become family.
Time spent in nature with good people was better than any therapy session could ever be. The amount of stress in my life lately, both due to injuries from my time in the military and stress from everyday life, seemed to just fade away.
I have no doubt that I have made friends for life and the memories had will be some of the best of my life. Thank you for all that you do!”
Disabled USMC Veteran – 2005-2013
“A wonderful group called God’s Outdoor Angels offered to take Hailey and the rest of her family on a fishing trip to Lake Anna.
We stayed at a beautiful B&B, enjoyed a wonderful dinner with our hosts, and of course a totally awesome fishing trip. As you can see by the smile on Hailey’s face, she liked fishing! She was also very good at it, and reeled in most of these fish.
We can’t thank God’s Outdoor Angels, and the Nicewonger family enough for such a fun outing! It’s a great organization Hunt-Fish-Heal, they work with Vets and kids.”
“Things are not always easy, but the kindness we have been shown throughout Hailey’s recovery has been amazing.”
Know someone who would benefit from this foundation?
We are looking for children age 18 years old and younger that are chronically/seriously ill and disabled veterans that are interested in fishing and hunting.
We have a working relationship with fishing boats in Maryland and Virginia. We would be happy to expand that to other states. Hunting experiences include pheasant/chucker/goose in Maryland.
We have also established some relationships with a few ranches in Texas.