The fundraiser will benefit Legacy Farmstead as part of a mission to impact veterans and first responders struggling with PTSD.
BOERNE, Texas— old farm is on a mission to impact the lives of veterans and first responders struggling with PTSD.
John Henderson and his wife Amy own the ranch outside Boerne, where they practice horse-assisted therapy in “a retreat-like setting”.
“It’s not clinical therapy, it’s not pushing and pushing. It’s just about coming here and enjoying the beautiful mountainous area and bringing these servicemen and their families here and allowing them to experience and enjoy God’s country here, just north of San Antonio” , Henderson said.
Henderson said his passion for helping the military comes from growing up in a military family.
“My next older brother came home from Desert Storm when I was seven, and I watched him struggle with that for a few decades,” Henderson said.
Henderson said he had been a firefighter for a decade and had seen the challenges first responders faced every day.
“I i’ve seen a lot of guys i’ve worked with struggle in that they’ve either served in the military or were just first responders and the chronic traumatic stress that they face that we routinely deal with as as first responders“, said Henderson.
“So, it’s really our reason for being and our motivation to make a difference and to get involved,” he added.
Tickets include performances by country music superstars Aaron Watson, Issac Jacobs and Mario Flores.
Gourmet dinner will be provided by world-renowned chef Jake Gandolfo of Blackboard’s and open bar service.
Henderson said service members who are part of the Legacy Farmstead family will be part of the program.
“Each table tonight will have a pair of service members who have been here, who have seen and felt what it is to be touched by what Legacy Farmstead does.“, Henderson said.
“We are thrilled to be able to not only do this and do this event and share with people what we are doing and raise money, but also to be able to impact these families who have come through our organization over the past two years and really love on them,” Henderson said.