Ohio Veteran Hall of Fame inductee takes on a new mission to change lives through adaptive arts
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Visual storyteller, Air Force Gulf War veteran and disability advocate Rick Isbell joins forces with the Adaptive Sports Connection (ASC) to create the Honor.Celebrate.Inspire. ™ (HCI) art therapy program here January 20, 2020, supporting warriors of the armed forces and their families via artistic expression.
“I believe entirely in the ASC mission that focuses on improving the lives of wounded warriors, youth, and adults with disabilities. My goal is to heal and educate through the arts and provide opportunities just like ASC does for sports and recreation,” said Isbell.
The mission objective of the HCI art therapy program is to encourage veterans to learn how to adapt to their new normal in order to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.
“The future HCI art event is a celebration of the human spirit – bringing together veterans, family members, and civilians to create a deeper understanding and foster inclusion through creative expression,” said ASC Executive Director Sharon Schreiber.
Schreiber added: “Rick Isbell’s personal story of how art helped him with his PTSD and depression is awe-inspiring. We all have to learn how to adapt in life – sharing art and music and storytelling sparks creative expression feeding hope, joy, and love. We want everyone to leave refreshed, encouraged and energized. Most of all we want people to leave feeling they are not alone.”
The HCI initiative brings together veteran support organizations, businesses committed to corporate responsibility to create a sea of goodwill to show appreciation and provide support for America’s warriors and their families by giving of their time, talent, and resources.
Media Contact: Al Burzynski