Military Widows Come to Orlando with Their Children For Healing, Connecting, and Fun

ORLANDO, Fla. - Jan. 30, 2015 - PRLog -- The American Widow Project (AWP), a National nonprofit dedicated to uniting, empowering, and educating military widows, with the support of local businesses, will hold a weekend retreat on February 6-9, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Five military widows from around the country will meet to share their stories, connect, and renew their hope for the future along with bringing their children along.

Since 2001, over 6,800 service members have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. This number does not include deaths caused by service-related illnesses or injuries, accidents, or military suicides from current and past conflicts. Often, these service members leave behind wives, fiances, or girlfriends who must not only cope with the loss of a loved one, but also rebuild their lives. The American Widow Project provides vital peer-to-peer, emotional, and educational support necessary to maximize healing and hope for a brighter future.

The AWP event includes activities such as swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove, yoga provided by Danielle Schafer and participating in an exciting IFLY indoor skydiving adventure tour which helps the widows with their children lean on one another for support. These activities, along with the small number of attendees and diversity of the group, allow everyone to build personal relationships and heal emotional wounds. They will be staying together at Bahama Bay Resort because of the Wounded Warriors Family Support. The attendees are able to share memories of their fallen soldiers and struggles they’ve experienced as widows. Women and their children leave with a critical support system as they return home with renewed hope for the future.

The American Widow Project would like to thank the city of Orlando, Bahama Bay Resort, Wounded Warriors Family Support, Discovery Cove, Sweet By Holly, Whitney Huston, Danielle Schafer of Being the light yoga and all AWP supporters for their generous donations and assistance in helping give back to the families whose spouses have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great Nation.


The American Widow Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to our Nation’s military widows. The mission of the American Widow Project is to connect military widows through peer-based support programs, designed by military widows, to educate, empower, and assist them as they rebuild their lives in the face of tragedy. Through their programs, the organization has reached over 1,600 military widows nationwide and continues to support new military widows on a daily basis. For more information please visit or call 1.877.297.9436.

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