Jim Elliott of Diveheart (NCHPAD) – Video

Jim Elliott of Diveheart (NCHPAD) (Video)

by National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability (NCHPAD)
May 2011

Jim Elliott of Diveheart discusses the organization and its mission of using diving as a means of promoting health, physical activity, and inclusion of and for people with disability.

NCHPAD (National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability) is the nation’s premier center in promoting the health and wellness of people with disability. To view more resources and services which can benefit all ages and populations, connect with us:

Visit NCHPAD Website

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WLS-AM 890: Making Face Masks with Ruthanne Aves (Listen)

WLS-AM 890: Making Face Masks with Ruthanne Aves

The Jen Weigel Show
WLS-AM 890 Chicago

Diveheart volunteer, Ruthanne Aves, talks with Jen Weigel about making homemade masks for people who are visiting patients at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago!

NBC-5 Chicago: Diveheart Woman Uses Creativity to Make Masks (Video)

Woman Uses Creativity, Perseverance to Help Make Masks Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

NBC-5 Chicago

A local woman wanted to make a difference for her community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanks to her perseverance and creativity she was able to do exactly that. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter shares her story.

Diveheart Malaysia: Buletin TV3 – Dream of becoming scuba divers with disability

Realisasi Impian OKU Jadi Penyelam Skuba (video)

Realization of a Dream for a Scuba Diver with a Disability

Buletin TV3 Malaysia

Aktiviti selam skuba terbukti berkesan sebagai proses pemulihan dan latihan terapeutik khusus kepada golongan orang kurang upaya OKU.

Ikuti laporan Mohd Ishak Abdillah Ngah, yang menyelami impian golongan itu.

Watch video on Youtube.

Dive Right In | Comcast Newsmakers – Diveheart’s Tinamarie Hernandez

Dive Right In | Comcast Newsmakers – Diveheart’s Tinamarie Hernandez (video)

Diveheart is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. 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, everyone is equal.

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.

View article & video here.

Adaptive Scuba Program Empowers Disabled DC Kids

Adaptive Scuba program Empowers Disabled DC Kids (video)

WUSA-TV 9, Washington DC

Diveheart and it’s many skilled volunteers work to build confidence, independence and self-esteem in children, adults and veterans of all abilities through adaptive SCUBA.

The goal of the program is to help people of all ages with disabilities realize their capabilities and overcome any obstacles they may face.

Diveheart is a non-profit organization. Great Day Washington’s Andi Hauser traveled to Key Largo, FL to bring you the inspiring story of these four children from the Washington DC area.

View article & video on WUSA-TV9 website here.

Diveheart: We Are All Equals Under the Water (video)

Diveheart: We Are All Equals Under the Water (video)

WUSA-TV9, Washington DC

Great Day Washington reporter Andi Hauser travels to Wakefield High School pool in Arlington, VA to learn how Diveheart, an adaptive scuba program is changing lives.

The goal of the program is to help people of all ages with disabilities realize their capabilities and overcome any obstacles they face in life.

View article & video on WUSA-TV9 website here.

ABC 7 Chicago: Diveheart Helps People with Disabilities Gain Confidence

Chicago Proud: Diveheart Helps People with Disabilities Gain Confidence through Scuba Diving (video)

ABC 7 Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago Proud is an ongoing series of ABC 7 Eyewitness News reports and programming efforts spotlighting the remarkable people who make us proud of our hometown.

Diveheart is organization that uses scuba diving to help build confidence in people living with disabilities.

Utilizing certified adaptive dive buddies, Diveheart provides safe and inclusive activities for adaptive divers to enjoy the wonders of the aquatic world.

View article and video on ABC 7 Chicago website