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...I utilize Hopes and Dreams as the respite that is necessary for me to stay in the fight. And I mean that literally. Today, I am not only reintegrating into society, I am putting the uniform back on. I was never presented to a Medical Evaluation Board because the system was too backlogged and my unit deployed to Iraq....
David D.
.... My personal experience with Hopes and Dreams was just as rewarding. I take these heroes on many trips around the country and your event in particular was one of my favorites. I cannot remember any trip that so many people, including myself did not know or even care what time of day it was. That is total relaxation and stress relief that cannot be replicated by any other event that I am aware of....
...His mental state upon arrival at Hopes and Dreams, “It was bad. I was like a whooped dog.” Transitioning to Hopes and Dreams, he never felt abandoned by his family, more that he overwhelmed them. ...
...Again on behalf of the families of the 823rd SFS; I would like to thank you and your staff for making this a very memorable experience for our military family while we are separated from our love ones...  
...Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility provided a safe and secure environment, a person to talk to when you are ready who has “been there, done that”. It is alcohol free and free of the societal pressures and triggers. "Daily activities keep me both physically and mental involved, which allows me to have solitude to work through the processes on my own time and schedule."
Horses provide a relaxing environment. Give a positive purpose to life vs. war and destruction. Previous knowledge and experience brought a much needed asset to Hopes and Dreams, while reminding Alan of the many positive aspects of his life prior to his onset of PTSD....

-Ronald G. 
Stephanie P.
A. Mark M.
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David D. 
​Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility is a place where miracles happen. I know from firsthand experience. I have been deployed to Iraq twice. Within the time I was over there I have seen and been a part of IED blasts, small arms fire, and IDF. The events I have been a part of have taken a toll on me. I have found myself afraid of large groups of people and that I wanted to kill certain individuals. I have been to a psychologist and they did not help. They made me feel like I was going more insane. The psychologist wanted to talk about everything but the issue at hand. When I contacted Mike Randall for help with anger and fear of large crowds, he took the challenge to help me. Since I have been with the Randall’s they have helped me control my anger and have decreased my fear of crowds. Before I deployed the second time and I was dealing with a few things from my past, mainly family issues. It was about 4 months into our second tour in Iraq when I called upon Mike for assistance with homicidal thoughts. Before I call Mr. Randall I went and saw the therapists. He made me feel uncomfortable and seemed as if though he wanted to talk about everything except the issue at hand. That’s when I called upon Mr. Randall for his assistance for the second time. The words of encouragement and the sense of caring that he produced over the phone and emails have been helping me. I am still dealing with the issue of homicide but the help that Mike and Debra Randall have been giving me has helped me tremendously. The love and caring that is produced by them to help those that are dealing with issues, whether it be with PTSD or any other, is more welcoming and more comforting than what the Military has to offer. The ability that they have to show Soldiers that there is another way is more moving and down to earth than anything I can think of.
Craig R.