For the last 15 years, the Reel Wives organization has worked to address a critical need for the spouses of our wounded combat veterans – the need for rest. Our soldiers are coming home with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), post traumatic stress disorder, and other major injuries. They come home as different people, some will never work again. Their wives have been home, often with their children, with no family or support systems to help them. They tell stories of feeling isolated and alone. Reel Wives weekends are important because the participants are meeting other wives and mothers in the same caretaker situation. They learn that they aren’t alone and that someone understands.
Our Reel Wives mission is to uplift and support these heroic women by providing relaxing retreat experiences, creating support and building their friendship networks.
Our wives are the spouses of the heroes who participate in the Reel Thanx veterans support program. We thank these women for their service with grace and honor, we nurture, love, and pamper them because they are also heroes. We seek to honor their strength and the sacrifices they have made while their husbands have served our country. Reel Wives retreats provide them with one weekend where their focus can be on themselves and their emotional healing.
This is our way of ‘Helping Reel Wives When War Comes Home.’