James Bell joined the Army in 2000 and served 11 years. As a heavy wheel vehicle mechanic, he was deployed to Iraq three times while stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. In March 2011, he was medically separated from the Army as a result of injuries sustained during deployment.
James lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Sheila. He makes paracord bracelets for Handmade by Heroes, which allows him to interact with other veterans.
Because of the injuries sustained in Iraq, he suffers continuous pain in his back and lower body. Although he takes pain medications on a daily basis, they provide very little relief. Now, thanks to the hot tub at his home, he uses hydrotherapy to decrease his pain level and dependence upon pain medication.
We again would like to thank Mike Wiege and his team at Spa Palace for making this donation possible. Spa Palace started the Hot Tubs for Heroes program in 2014 and has donated nine hydrotherapy spas to Veterans in the Colorado Springs area. This year, the program is being implemented on a nationwide scale with Sundance® Spas Inc., in partnership with W4OH.
Drew Meng, President, North America Spa, states: “As an organization, we believe that the benefits of hydrotherapy are especially true for those who have gone through the rigors of serving in the military. In addition to helping to bring generations of families together after extended leaves of absence, the benefits of hydrotherapy for stress, recuperation and more can be as close as their backyard with a Sundance® spa; and with WISH for OUR HEROES, Sundance® Spas can help to make that happen.”
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