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NW Indiana about 50 SE of Chicago
# of dives
200 - 499
GREAT Job to Diveheart volunteer instructor Bob Hemedinger for working with the Oaklawn school district. Also our sincere thank you to the school district.

Through Bob's efforts and the administration's generosity we have the use of their pool once a month throughout this school year at no charge.

In addition we have started discussions with and hope to start doing diveheart military wounded events at Naval Station Great Lakes starting in the near future.

Recent Events:

2008 ICRE-R Scuba Trip(8/13/08-8/18/08):I Believe I Can Fly (Underwater)

Students from the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education-Roosevelt (ICRE-R) located in Chicago recently returned from their life-changing scuba trip to the Florida Keys. For most of the students it was their first scuba experience outside of the Midwest. It was more than a trip for the kids, their families and the dive buddies…it was an adventure.
ICRE-R is a state-run residential facility for young adults up to age 21 years with severe physical disabilities and/or other health impairments. Its mission is to get young people with disabilities to become as independent as possible as they transition from school to adult life. Diveheart has worked with more than 20 different students from the Center since beginning to work with ICRE-R in 2004, and has now taken their second trip in 2 years to the Keys. This year there were 4 students who completed their Classroom Training along with their confined water dive skills prior to leaving for Florida.

DMW (Diveheart Military Wounded) teams up this week with Operation Deep Down to help bring veterans with disabilities into the water at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center In Rio Rancho, New Mexio Thursday, August 28th. Veterans from the PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America) helped bring in veterans with disabilities in order for them to be able to participant in the progam.

Cody Unser, of the Cody Unser First Step Foundation & Operation Deep Down, joins forces with Diveheart's DMW program to bring veterans with disabilities and volunteers together for a milestone introduction to scuba event.

Diveheart Conducts Discover Scuba Event for Participants From Shriners Hospital for Children and are Joined by Tammy Duckworth of the Illinois Deptment of Veteran Affairs

Tammy Duckworth,Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the state of Illinois, prepares to scuba dive for the first time in ten years while joining Diveheart at the August 08 Shriners scuba camp for quadriplegic youths at Scuba Emporium in Orland Park Illinois.

Diveheart and Shriners Hospital for Children Team up to Offer a Life Changing SCUBA Adventure to Grand Cayman!

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