Casting a Line, Making a Recovery: Neil Frustaglio Marine Cpl. Neil Frustaglio, who lost parts of both legs to a roadside bomb while he was on duty in Iraq, is among those participating in Project Healing Waters. He rolls his wheelchair into the water to fish.

Casting a Line, Making a Recovery: Neil Frustaglio

Casting a Line, Making a Recovery: Neil Frustaglio

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Frustaglio (foreground), with Ben Lago of the Spring Ridge Club, casts his line on a trip to Spruce Creek, Pa. Project Healing Waters hide caption

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Project Healing Waters

Frustaglio (foreground), with Ben Lago of the Spring Ridge Club, casts his line on a trip to Spruce Creek, Pa.

Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters takes injured veterans from Walter Reed Medical Center out fishing, both for recreation and for recovery. The effort began when Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson (Ret.), an avid fly-fisherman, realized the activity might be therapeutic for wounded members of the military. This week, we'll hear from participants in the program during a day of catching trout at Rose River Farm in Virginia.

Marine Cpl. Neil Frustaglio, who lost parts of both legs to a roadside bomb while he was on duty in Iraq, is among those participating in Project Healing Waters. He has spent countless hours recovering from his injuries, part of that time spent with his wheelchair partially submerged in water and a fishing line extending from his hands.

This story was produced by Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices, a collective of independent radio producers.