Jimmy Miller Foundation, LA Kings host vets for day of surfing in Manhattan Beach

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by Ryan McDonald Rough waters and overhead surf didn’t stop a group of military veterans from throwing themselves into the waves of El Porto this week, thanks to the Jimmy Miller Foundation and an assist from the Los Angeles Kings. The foundation hosted veterans from the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital Groups Monday for a morning of ocean therapy. Instructors …

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 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 …

Jimmy Miller Foundation Featured On ABC 7 News

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On Wednesday, July 1, ABC 7 News visited our Ocean Therapy Session in Manhattan Beach with the Military Women In Need Group. We had perfect conditions, volunteers from all over the country, lunches provided by National Charity League, and our great instructors from Camp Surfsurf. It was a perfect way to get ready to celebrate our country on the 4th …

Surf pounds healing into wounded Marines at Camp Pendleton

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Chief Warrant Officer (Ret) Shawn Dunn stood off to the side, in the sand at Camp Pendleton, big arms folded across his barrel chest. He was listening to a briefing being given Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation surf coaches. The mostly South Bay surfers, including Jimmy’s brother Jeff and board members Mark Gerold, Chris Brown, and Andy Dellenbach, make the two …