Remembering Ruth Phelps

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The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation wants to recognize and celebrate the life of an amazing and generous lady, a true South Bay “local”. Ruth Phelps included the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation in her will so we can continue to offer Ocean Therapy our veterans and children groups.   Ruth Phelps was born in Southwest Los Angeles on December 9, 1913, …






Camp Pendleton Ocean Therapy Oct 11

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All star cast included Peff Eick, Lt. Col. Steve Mount and 10 Marines, including 3 first timers! Laughter was the best medicine at this Ocean Therapy session.  See everyone at THE JIMMY on Sunday!   JMMF board member Andy Dellenbach coaches a first timer with guest instructors Brad and Jerry. Safety instructor Kyle demonstrates the way to stand on with …






Camp Pendleton with Stephan Jenkins

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(Here is a new article from GrindTV.com in which Sephan discusses his experience with JMMF) STEPHAN JENKINS donated time this week to the JIMMY MILLER FOUNDATION at CAMP PENDLETON in SAN DIEGO, where a number of wounded, ill or injured MARINES attached to the WOUNDED WARRIOR BATALLION were hosted. For each “Ocean Therapy” session, there is a discussion about a …






JMMF Walk With Sally Ocean Therapy 2016

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What a great event! Thank you to all who volunteered and helped make this a great event for all! Here are photos from Gus McConnell (click image to go to gallery) – Thank you Gus!!




International Ocean Therapy Student Session

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A group of 30 Occupational Therapy students, from 19 different countries, observed an Ocean Therapy session with Teens from Hillsides. Hosted by the USC Occupational Therapy Department, the students got an “on land” demonstration of how to surf with instructor Kris Pimacio.




JMMF In San Diego Union-Tribune

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Surfing classes are open to injured Marines and veterans at Camp Pendleton’s Del Mar Beach. The Ocean Therapy Seminar for Marines provides one-on-one surfing lessons with professional surfers and instructors. The sessions give Marines a chance to learn how to surf and experience the therapeutic effects of the ocean. Many of the participants are challenged by symptoms related to post-traumatic …






Help JMMF Ride the Wave of Giving in 2016

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Dear Friends: Thanks to you, more than 500 Marines and their families had the chance to learn to surf, share their stories and experience the healing power of the ocean, all year-round. We gave surf lessons and Ocean Therapy to more than 100 Veterans from the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital, including a memorable “all women’s vet group.” These Veterans …