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    Trips to Israel for small groups of Veterans or Law Enforcement in program participation for recovery from moral injury and PTSD

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    Non-denominational, application-selected trips for 12 Veterans or Law Enforcement personnel to Israel several times a year in order to focus on spirituality and holistic healing, suicide prevention, and peer support for recovery from moral injury and PTSD, for those who have not previously traveled to the country

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    5/11/2018
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    Army

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    Veteran

    It's been several months since I put in an application and there's been no update, no contact. I don't know if there is just nothing scheduled or if I didn't make the cut or what, but there's no real way to find out. When I did the application (which is understandably pretty long), it seemed to tell me all was fine and at least I should know sometime in the next couple of weeks if I was on a wait list, but no such luck. I don't even know if there is a system like an interview or whatever! I believe that there should be more contact with those who have applied, since the not-knowing aspect is really the worst... if I ever hear back from them, I'll be sure to update my review!

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    3/30/2018
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    New Recruit

    I participated in this trip in 2018. This trip was absolutely life-changing, and the organization stands behind their dedication to help veterans heal in Israel. I cannot day enough good things about this mission and the founder [Name redacted], she along with my two coaches were instrumental in getting me life back on track. Thank you!

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    3/27/2018
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    New Recruit

    Heroes to Heroes is beyond amazing. This trip gave me the opportunity to redefine my faith again with my soul feeling at peace. I’m so grateful for this unforgettable experience. Thank you

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    3/26/2018
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    New Recruit

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    Veteran

    I was medically discharged from the Army and for many years, I felt like I was lost. What was my life about? Why did things happen to me, my friends, and the rest of the soldiers? Although I was able to be a mom, wife, and employee, I was missing a "reason" for being and felt completely isolated, as I was not really a part of veterans organizations and none of my civilian friends had interest in the military. Through luck, I found out about Heroes2Heroes, and I can honestly say that though this organization and our trip, my life has been renewed and my soul refreshed. To anyone who went on this amazing spiritual journey, that will resonate. One cannot go to Israel and not be touched by the soul of the area and feel a sense of peace and belonging - especially with the group of sisters I was lucky enough to meet and share this path with. My life has a purpose and I will never walk alone again - I now know I am either a prayer or a phone call away from love, acceptance and help. If anyone out there is hurting and suffers from PTSD or MST, please apply for this amazing opportunity.

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    3/26/2018
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    New Recruit

    Beyond amazing. This orginization really does what it claims to do and is very well organized. The spiritual healing is intense and the friendships made are priceless. It definitely is a life changing experience.

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    3/26/2018
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    New Recruit

    Heroes to heroes is an amazing organization that managed to help me in a way I never thought it was possible. After touring Israel for nine days, walking through the paths of the three major religions , it made feel a sense of calmness. I have never felt so calm, and in peace within me. I am so grateful to be giving this opportunity to go to Israel and giving the chance to heal. Thank you. [Name Redacted]

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    3/26/2018
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    New Recruit

    This is an opportunity for a life changing experience!!! You are worth it!!

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    3/26/2018
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    New Recruit

    Wow... where do I start? As a 25 year successful retired Veteran, I thought I was pretty well put together. However after several deployments and a little time I started to see something was off...not wrong just off. I've been to therapist and groups. I never really connected and really wanted to and needed to "find" myslef, figure out who I am. In uniform I could tell you that...out of uniform is quite different. It was like an identity crises or confusion. I heard about Heros to Heros on a couple different occasions however didn't really think it was for me. I after all have fisth and am not "lost" spiritually so thought it wasn't for me....someone I knew attended and they came back empowered with new conviction in her wants in life, so I decided to sign up. H2H was nothing like I had predetermined. It was so much more! Overwhelmingly a huge positive eye opener...to bring back the self confidence, reassurance I knew I once had. It brought me bcsj to belief and faith. They showed that everyone is faced with adversity and challenge even as we were in uniform. The program showed me that it's still our decision and ours alone to make and deal with just as we did in uniform. They put confidence and reassurance back in me. They showed us that how we chose to deal life outside of a uniform and is jus as important, if not more! And to take pride in all we do in life after service, especially in ourselves.

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    3/8/2018
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    New Recruit

    You can’t truly explain it in words. However, the beauty you feel in your heart is life changing. It’s Israel after all. It’s a very well-organized journey of spiritual awareness. I was weakened by PTSD but now I’ve found an inner strength I can only believe is God now that I’m we have a renewed dialogue. The organization ensures donor-dollars are spent wisely and most effectively. As a business owner, that speaks volumes. Whether you’re a veteran on the brink of self-destruction or a potential donor, I highly recommend you learn more about Heroes To Heroes today!

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    3/5/2018
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    New Recruit

    Truly amazing trip . They showed us the most in depth experience of the history of Judea Christian Isreal

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    3/2/2018
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    New Recruit

    This organization is exactly as it claims to be. There are many groups out there that have jumped on the Vet bandwagon but not all are legitimate. Heroes2Heroes is classy, organized, and has a genuine heart to serve. This trip gave me the opportunity to redefine my faith, find myself again, and an opportunity to experience one of the worlds true treasures in Israel! The people are amazing, the culture is unmatched, and this organization takes you on a literal spiritual journey throughout the country. This experience helped me gain lifelong friendships and bonds that continue to be a constant resource when needed. This organization truly gets it! The brotherhood is alive and well, and Heries2Heroes is a true trailblazer in their efforts. I highly recommend this organization to any veteran struggling or not, to gain a lasting, lifelong experience that is unmatched by ANY organization out there. Thank you H2H for an unforgettable, life-renewed experience that I’ll never forget!! Semper Fi

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    2/28/2018
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    New Recruit

    My life was and is forever transformed because of Heroes to Heroes foundation. I went on the 2nd journey ever as a participant and I did not know what to expect. [Name redacted] and [Name redacted] were the coaches at the time and from the moment I met them, they treated me as an individual. They gave me a friendship and brotherhood I had been yearning for since I had been medically discharged from the military due to an injury sustained in combat while deployed to Iraq back in 2004. I was able to meet the President and CEO [Name redacted], but I didn't really feel good about her. I can tell you that this woman, now my second mother, helped guide me into a place I had never been and would have never been. Coming from a recent attempt of suicide, she was able to help open my eyes and heart with how she treated me and how she spoke to me about being selfish when all my military career I onky knew how to be selfless. She helped bring about the man insode the broken man. God used Heroes to Heroes foundation and [Name redacted] and the coaches to get me into a place where I needed to be uncomfortable and I can tell you that I'm alive because I chose God, HTH, and a path least traveled. I am more a coach for HTH and now have coached 8 teams to the land of Israel. I wouldn't change anything about my journey to Israel or change anything about how it all went about. Suicide and emotional illness and mental illness is real. I'm a living testimony that all things are possible through God. I doubt trade it for the world.

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    2/28/2018
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    New Recruit

    Wonderful organization to renew your spirituality and share with the comrades in your spiritual journey in Israel 🇮🇱 meeting some of the most sacred cities in the world. A life changing experience you can never end living for the rest of your days in this earth 🌏. Highly recommend this organization to all warriors! Blessings.

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    2/27/2018
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    New Recruit

    Heroes to Heroes by far has made the biggest impact for me in terms of positive strides toward management of my PTSD. Since 2009 I have undergone numerous therapies and treatments which involved the host of medications as prescribed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. None of them were as effective as returning to my spiritual roots with Heroes to Heroes . At present there seems to be no cure for PTSD. However, participating in Heroes to Heroes has brought me back to putting God first in my life. This has led to improved relationships in every aspect of my life including family and friends. Thanks to Heroes to Heroes I have seen a return of joy in my life and I can now focus on being the father and husband I was meant to be as well as serving my brothers and sisters who have yet to find a path to managing their PTSD.

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    2/27/2018
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    New Recruit

    This organization made a huge difference in my life. By visiting Israel with my team I learned that my War is over and there are so many people suffering as I did. Thank God for [Name Redacted] and H2H. If you know so meone who is suffering from PTSD or TBI you have to tell them about this amazing organization.

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    2/21/2018
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    New Recruit

    Heroes to Heroes has made the biggest impact on my life since leaving military service in 2014. I was blessed to be able to attend an event in 2017. H2H brings US Veterans (from all conflicts) together who are seeking spiritual and emotional healing. H2H puts you on a mission to seek healing in a well-planned non-stop (and I mean non-stop) 10 day journey of Israel. I really appreciated that you get to share the journey with fellow Veterans of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). It was very cool to share the experience with them and I couldn't imagine the trip without them. The brotherhood that you establish in 10 days is amazing, and continues once you get home from Israel. It's a blessing to become part of the H2H family because of the amazing support system you gain. Our team uses WhatsApp and we constantly check up on each other. Finally, I must add that the Founder & President of H2H is an amazing women who accompanies you on the journey every step of the way. She is the most caring women I have ever met, and she takes healing veterans very seriously. I think this just puts a stamp on how great Heroes to Heroes foundation is. It's is hands down the best foundation out there.

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    2/14/2018
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    New Recruit

    What a wonderful Organization. They provided an opportunity for me to go to Israel and allow me to spiritually and emotionally heal. For me a dream come true. I never in this lifetime expected to be able to visit Israel so rich in history and tour the holy sites with fellow U.S. Combat Veterans, as well as IDF Combat Vets and the experience was beyond imagining. Thank You Heroes to Heroes for that awesome experience. Also, a special thanks for all the behind the scenes hard working individuals to make this all possible. Thank you [name redacted] for founding this worthwhile Organization.

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    2/14/2018
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    New Recruit

    As a combat veteran of two wars i was dealing with a lot of issues related to experiences to these wars. I discovered they were much harder to overcome and my futile efforts and even my families efforts were not helping much. Mental health counseling through the VA wasn't working either. This trip to Israel through Heroes to Heroes with fellow combat vets and IDF combat vets did more to help me heal than anything I have done so far. I would recommend this trip to all combat veterans even if you don't think you need it.

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    2/14/2018
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    New Recruit

    This organization changed my life. I was in desperate need of finding my purpose in life again and my trip to Israel did that and more. My spritual life grew after my trip and it helped me defeat depression. The Founder and President is one of the most amazing human beings I have ever met. Her open door policy and approachable demeanor separates this organization from the rest.

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    2/14/2018
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    New Recruit

    Heroes to Heroes was an experience of a lifetime. After 10 days of touring all over Israel with fellow Veterans and sharing similar experiences of my deployment, I came home much calmer, more focused, and a better husband & father. The trip took me out of my comfort zone and helped me spiritually. Walking where the three major religions of the world got their start helped me overcome some of my bad experiences in Iraq. I urge all Veterans who are working to readjust to life out of the military, who have a physical, mental or moral wounds from war, to apply to this amazing program. The cost of this spiritual journey is paid for by generous donors. You have to give a $500 deposit that is returned upon completion of the trip.

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