Imagining the Possibilities with Diveheart - 4:36
Tinamarie Hernandez, Diveheart
Posted Oct 24, 2017
One person in five has a disability. Diveheart is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 2001. The purpose of Diveheart is to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person. We've discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we're all equal. Using zero gravity and the adventure paradigm, we help participants believe that if they can scuba dive they can do anything. Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.
Hosted by: Ellee Pai Hong Produced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team