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Leap of Faith Seminar – August, 2014

Leap of Faith Seminar – March, 2014

        

Our first Leap of Faith with the All Veteran Parachute Team at Ft Bragg was a huge success. 13 Fallen Service members were represented and so many healing opportunities provided by our OSOT America Team. Many thanks to Joe and Gloria Caruso, Deb Wolfe, Betty Krupp, Eugenia Callison, Cait Callaghan and Deb Rickert for all the hard work that went into this Leap. Special thanks to Dr. Doug McKinley for his always healing touch. And thanks to All Veteran Parachute Team for the wonderful honor star they presented to us and how much they continue to serve.

Leap of Faith Seminar – September, 2013

The Leap of Faith team just completed our seventh Leap seminar in September, 2013.   Thanks to all of your thoughts, prayers and good wishes it was a very successful event that provided much healing and hope for grieving family members.

Thanks to our “Leap” Team, Joe and Gloria Caruso, Deb Wolfe, Eugenia Callison, Betty Krupp, Deb Rickert and Sue Liston for their hard work and dedication to this wonderful program. Special thanks to our presenters, Dr. Doug McKinley, Dr. Frank Yurasek, the wonderful people at Bravehearts Therapeutic Riding Center for giving so much of themselves to our families.

Leap of Faith Seminar – February, 2013

OSOT America just finished presenting the first Leap of Faith seminar for 2013 in Homestead, Florida.  36 members of families of the fallen partipated in an all day seminar on Sunday. On Monday the group divided and part of them went swimming with dolphins in a Theraputic Healing Session.  The other half took their Leap of Faith out of a plane with the Army Golden Knights.  On Tuesday the groups switched places. The families are now on their way back home..tired but feeling the love and support of OSOT America. Please pray for continued healing for these families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Leap of Faith Seminar – October, 2012

The OSOT America Leap of Faith Team traveled to Ft Campbell, KY to bring our seminar to family members representing 20 fallen heroes.  Thanks to Dr Doug McKinley, Joe and Gloria Caruso, Deb Wolfe, and Linda Tuisl for all their hard work that made this seminar an amazing growth opportunity for so many.   Links to news stories about the Leap of Faith:  Channel 4 News, Click Here,  Channel 2 News, Click Here,  The Leaf Chronicle, Click Here and ClarksvilleNow.com,Click Here.

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Leap of Faith Seminar – February, 2012

Leap of Faith is a two day seminar for families of fallen troops createby Operation Support Our Troops – America in partnership with the Army Golden Knights. This experience encourages life on the other side of grief and loss and teaches principles of courage, trust, letting go and building community. On the second day of the seminar the attendees have the option of taking a literal “Leap of Faith” with an Army Golden Knight.  Please Click Here to visit our Facebook page and please “Like” our page.  Here are some photos:

 

 

Previous Leap of Faith Seminars

August, 2011:  OSOT America in partnership with the Army Golden Knights, held the second “Leap of Faith.” This two day seminar for families of fallen troops encourages life on the other side of grief and loss and teaches principles of courage, trust, letting go and building community. On day two of the seminar the attendees have the option of taking a literal “Leap of Faith” with an Army Golden Knight. The seminar was a wonderful success by all measures and we continue to be inspired by the strength of our families. 15 attendees took a “leap” at 13,000 feet while all of the participants found a way to commit to their own “leap”!  Please Click Here for a great YouTube video of the event.

Ready to take the leap

February, 2011:  This two day seminar began through a partnership with OSOT America and the US Army Golden Knights as a way to bring hope and healing to families of fallen service members.

Day one of the seminar teaches families to explore the other side of grief and loss and to learn how to live life with joy, conviction and passion in a way that honors the sacrifice of their family and loved one.  On day two the group moves out to the drop zone where those who choose will participate in a literal “Leap of Faith” in the form of a tandem sky dive with the Army Golden Knights.  Not all who attend the seminar choose to participate in the jump but all are encouraged to discover their own “Leap of Faith” and commit to taking it.  The key principles of the seminar are how change happens, living fully again and moving forward into a “new normal”.

The seminar is held twice a year, in Chicago in August and Homestead Florida in February.  For more information on Leap of Faith contact goldstar@osotamerica.org.

Pictured below Left photo:  February, 2011 in Homestead, FL.  Middle photo:  Leap of Faith team did a follow up in April, 2011 with the Diveheart organization. Pictured below are Joe Caruso and a Diveheart volunteer getting Joe ready for his first dive.  Right photo:  Gloria Caruso’s Leap of Faith, August, 2011 in Chicago.