In honor of those who serve or have served, Spa Palace would like to take a moment to say thank you to our heroes.
We would also like to share two ways you can Help a Hero this 4th of July. Spa Palace teams with Sundance® Spas to help an organization called Wish For Our Heroes; "focus(ing) on soldiers, veterans and their families in the Rocky Mountain Region by improving their lives one wish at a time."
Additionally, Spa Palace created a program called "Hot Tubs For Heroes." Hot Tubs for Heroes is a Spa Palace & Sundance® Spas sponsored program in conjunction with Wish for our Heroes Rocky Mountain Chapter and the US Army Fort Carson AW2, that provides free hot tubs to selected wounded warriors who require hydrotherapy for healing.
Ian is a 100% disabled veteran that is medically retired from the US Army. Ian is a Colorado Native that comes from a military family. His dad served as a marine, and both grandparents jumped into Normandy during World War II. On his 18th birthday, he was in-processing into the Army where he planned to be a career service-member. During Ian’s service, he spent two tours in Afghanistan as a Forward Observer in the Pech River Valley (an extremely kinetic region of the country). During his tours, he suffered several traumatic brain injuries, shoulder, knee and back injuries that eventually led to his retirement this year. The past few years have been challenging, to say the least. Ian has endured between 1 and 3 surgeries every year for the past five years. Last year was particularly bad when his chronic pain, migraines, hearing loss, and memory issues related to his injuries were not being medically managed well while doctors tried to figure out the best way to assist him. Throughout all of this, Ian has maintained a strong sense of service to others. He never complains about his own circumstance, and is the first to give to others, whether it is food or money for the homeless, volunteering to help special needs children, or helping friends and family with their vehicles—a hobby of Ian’s.