Heroes to Heroes

Kamilla Miguel enlisted into the military when she was 17 years old. When she returned home at age 22 she had a hard time integrating back into civilian life. She avoided her family, turned to alcohol, and hung out with the wrong crowds. Miguel didn’t feel like talking to a psychologist would help because they didn’t serve, they wouldn’t understand what she was going through. That’s when Heroes to Heroes stepped in to help. A New Jersey based nonprofit takes groups of 10 women on a trip to Israel to provide emotional and spiritual healing. Once there, the U.S. veterans meet up with Israeli counterparts who are going through the same issues. Miguel, now 27, recently returned from one of the journeys, on her trip she visited the Beit Halochem, House of Warriors, rehabilitation center that supported wounded veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces. She was amazed by the supportive bond shared by the former Israeli Defense Force women. “Man, I wish all of us had that in the States, not just this little group.” Heroes to Heroes is nondenominational and was established by Judy Schaeffer, a daughter of a World War II veteran. She created this program when she recalled the “spiritual power” during a visit to Jerusalem as a teenager. To find out more about Heroes to Heroes click here.

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