Pictured: Spa Palace owner, Mike Wiege (left) and our latest recipient, Robert Caires (right).
Hot Tubs for Heroes is a program that was created right here in Colorado by Spa Palace owner, Mike Wiege. It was later picked up by Sundance® Spas in conjunction with Wish for Our Heroes Rocky Mountain Chapter and the US Army Fort Carson AW2. WISH for OUR HEROES (W4OH) is a national 501(c)(3), dedicated to assisting the men and women of the United States active-duty military, and in some cases, veterans. The Hot Tubs For Heroes program provides free hot tubs to selected wounded warriors who require hydrotherapy for healing. Hydrotherapy is a recommended method for relieving the effects of stress and promotes healing. Deployments to war zones have changed the lives of service members and their families. Some changes are positive, yet combat and operational experiences can be traumatic and produce lasting emotional wounds. Access to a hot tub for hydrotherapy can be very
How Can You Help?
You can join our efforts when you purchase a Sundance® Spa at any Spa Palace location. It is counted towards the Spa Palace/Sundance® Spas Hot Tubs For Heroes program. Then, once a benchmark is reached, a wounded warrior who
lives in Colorado receives a free hot tub donated by Spa Palace and Sundance® Spas.
SOME PAST RECIPIENTS
Ty DeJane began serving in the U.S. Army in 2001. He was deployed 3 times. While in Iraq he was shot in the spine, which resulted in the loss of his right lung and being confined to a wheelchair. Ty has been awarded numerous medals for his valiant service; the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medals, a Combat Action Badge, and more! He has suffered hard times dealing with his new life, yet he doesn't let his injuries slow him down.
Fredrick Hinton was Active Army for 21 years. He did 3 tours overseas, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. "My job while deployed was as a gun truck commander. We encountered heavy resistance from the enemy every day. My crew and I took on a lot of IED and small arms fire from the enemy almost daily," Fred explains. His back suffered as a result and he experiences pain daily. He enjoys playing with his 3 kids and doesn't let his injuries stand in the way of spending time with his wife and children. Fred currently works with Veterans who suffer from TBI.