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Updated: 04/10/2014 08:00:03AM

Therapy on the Peace River

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SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

Kenneth Miscia hands his cell phone to one of the volunteers as Steve Myers guides his canoe onto the ramp when it returned to Canoe Safari.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

Orlando Rivera paddles his canoe to the ramp as Steve Myers and Bruce Olmstead prepare to help him disembark.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

Steve Myers greets Dr. David McAtee as he returns from the nine-mile trip on the Peace River. McAtee and Myers spearheaded “A River Run to Remember,” assisting returning wounded veterans to adjust to civilian life.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

Orlando Rivera Sr., his son, Orlando Rivera Jr., wife Rachel and daughter Briana found the canoe trip a “great experience.”

By AL HEMINGWAY

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DESOTO COUNTY — For veterans returning home, especially those wounded in action, the transition from military life to civilian life can be difficult.

Countless hours of therapy and the horrors of combat can leave an indelible mark on those who served during time of war.

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