O.A.T.S. featured on PBS' A Wider World
On Tues., May 14, Detroit channel
WTVS aired a segment on O.A.T.S. that was filmed last month
A Wider World. You can find other PBS stations from
around the country that air A Wider World
on this list.
Formerly known as Disabilities Today, the show
"focuses on inspirational tales, stigma busting, cutting edge
treatment options and assisting technology, veterans issues,
sports, and other stories that celebrate the resilience of the
human spirit and the abilities of all." You can check out
previous segments on
YouTube. Many thanks to A Wider World for visiting
Join us on Sat., Jun. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help clean
up and fix up O.A.T.S. You get pizza and pop; we get some
much-needed work done. Many hands make light work, so we hope to
see you here.
Our first Horses for Heroes session has concluded and it was a great success. Thanks to the General Motors Veteran's Affinity Group and O.A.T.S., eight veterans enjoyed the many benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and the smiles it brings. What makes this program even more special is that the class volunteers are veterans themselves, helping their fellow veterans. We're looking forward to the next session. If you're a wounded warrior interested in riding, or a veteran interested in volunteering, please contact O.A.T.S. at 248.620.1775. You can read more about the program in this story by Sharon Greene that ran in The Oakland Press (PDF).
- We'd like to thank another hero: Eagle Scout Chris Donohue of Boy Scout Troop 185 in Waterford Township, who built a lean to for our horses at O.A.T.S. for his Eagle project. You can read more about Chris in this article. Much appreciation to Chris and all the Eagle Scouts who have done so many wonderful things for O.A.T.S.