Testimonials

Thank you so much for your support in helping to make Boston an amazing experience for our family…Thank you for the beautiful day of sailing! We had a wonderful time!

McKenna and Kristy R.
from Idaho, Marion Sail

What a day! I felt so special...the weather, the sailboat, the company, the box lunch, and the sailing....It truly was healing... Thank you Mike and Lindsay for your willingness to let me drive....and trust me...I learned so much.... My journey this past year has made me more aware of the beauty in life and the kindness of people... Thank you for an unforgettable day....and for your support in helping me to heal from the inside out..

Harriet L.,
Bristol, RI

Thank you so much to you, Kelly Diamond and to everyone who makes Sailing Heals possible. My friend and Caretaker, Jen M., and I had a spectacular day w/ Host Captain Ken Adam in Marblehead yesterday. The company, the weather and the setting were so uplifiting and truly unforgettable. You can imagine that during a year of treatment for breast cancer, I have met many inspiring and amazing individuals who devote their professional lives, or their personal time and energy to improving the lives of people in my situation. I certainly include the Sailing Heals Family among them and I couldn't be more touched or more grateful.

Carrie O,
Marblehead sail

Sue and I just wanted to let you know what a great day we had yesterday. The family on our boat was a true delight. Really a perfect day on the water.

Sue and Sam Philbrick,
Manchester, MA Host Captains

Thank you again so very much! We will always remember this day as one filled with fun and laughter. Just seeing my kids filled with excitement of this experience was such a gift, after all they have been through and witnessed this year with my husband’s illness. Thank you so much!

Laura C.,
Marblehead sail

I can't thank you enough for yesterday—what an incredible experience and spirit-lifter! Being on the ocean in that glorious boat was wonderful but what the crew, the owner and (the staff) adds is pure magic! It was a divine experience that will be with me forever! Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!

Caroline, F.
Nantucket

Thank you for the gift of Sailing Heals! We had a wonderful day on the water sailing from the Boston Yacht Club. Keep up the great work!

Ed & Carla M.,
from Maine, Marblehead sail

I painted this as a symbol of the path cancer patients take – we cannot see the end but there is beauty along the way, despite it all. Thank you for bringing the beauty into lives of those who need it most!

Sharon B.,
New York City, NY

I wanted to write and thank you for the beautiful day you provided for myself and my colleagues from Lunder 10 (Bldg.) at Mass General. It was a lovely afternoon! It was also so interesting to hear about your program…I wish you and your program every success. I can't imagine a more therapeutic program for anybody that may need (its) benefits. Thank you again for extending this opportunity to us!

Julie C.
Marblehead nurses sail

...a day doesn't go by when I don’t think about that beautiful day at sea. The boat was such a treat, as was the crew and guests (VIPs) and the lovely lunch at the Corinthian Yacht Club. It was one of the nicest days I enjoyed this summer. Thanks to you and Sailing Heals!

Wendy H.,
Marblehead sail

What a delightful, spirit-lifting afternoon sailing Charleston Harbor! A grand time was had by all. Thank you for the wonderful organization you and your sister and others have created! Looking forward to working with you on future (outings).

Pat A.,
Charleston sail

Friday's sailing was a very pleasant experience for me and I really appreciate being among the few to participate. I'd like to thank everybody who made this possible...

Kay E.,
Charleston sail

My friend Kim and I would like to thank you for an awesome sail on the water with Mike. He was such a friendly and gracious host and captain. The weather was perfect - sunny and windy for a fabulous sail. Thanks again for organizing the event.

Ruta S.,
Manchester Sail

...I don't feel that words can express how fabulous this is. I continue to battle numerous health issues and the sail gave me a chance to forget about it. I am so grateful to all who allow us to have this experience.

John R and Debika P.,
Manchester, MA Sail

...that sail gave her the most beautiful view of Nantucket. You gave her a breath of fresh air...thank you so much for last year. It was absolutely incredible. It is something that few people get to experience even when they live on Nantucket....

Kim T.,
Nantucket, MA Sail

How can we thank you enough for the experience of a lifetime?! We had the most wonderful time! Every one we met was amazing…From the families who were incredible to the extraordinary crew. To be able to do this brought us such joy!...Thank you so much again from the deepest part of my soul!

Sharon and Dick,
Marion Sail

Thank you so much for a wonderful day! We are still talking about how nice it was! ...It was beyond enjoyable to be able to see Jess for the first time in such a nice environment. Thank you for offering us this opportunity!

Patricia M.,
Marblehead nurses sail

I want to thank you for an AMAZING experience this past Sunday. I absolutely loved, loved, loved it and did my friends…such a great time; it's a wonderful thing that (Sailing Heals) is doing! Thanks so much for an unforgettable day!

Judy K.,
Newport sail

...What an honor to be included in your Charleston Sail last Friday. I have been glowing in the memories of that amazing afternoon at sea!...I am usually not at a loss for words...but I am writing this with tears in my eyes to express how much this day meant to me. I want to thank all the giving brothers and sisters who put this all together...!

Andrea G.S.,
Charleston sail

Thanks for the opportunity to sail with Sailing Heals. Such a wonderful mission. I enjoyed myself tremendously as did the rest of the crew on Windjammer. I wish you continued great success with your program and look forward to seeing it continue to grow.

Rob B.,
Charleston sail

What a great, beautiful afternoon! Sometimes there are just not enough superlatives to express HAPPY!

Andrea G.S.,
Charleston sail

I want to express my gratitude to your organization for providing an amazing support experience. My husband Brian lost his battle with lung cancer in June and the last year and a half was a most difficult year for us. The Sailing Heals experience was the highlight of our struggle. Thank you so much!

Weezie W.,
Martha’s Vineyard sail

I can't tell you how great it was to meet you and participate in the outing from the Melville Marina last Friday. It was wonderful!...

Pat Chase.,
Portsmouth sail

My wife Lisa and I want to thank you so much for the wonderful day of sailing in Newport yesterday. Lisa has wanted to sail for so long. She especially loved her time steering the ship. The boys and I had a great time too. We are so glad that your organization allowed us a brief break from our normally crazy lives. We could all use more breaks! Thanks again.

Moore M.,
Newport sail

Direct orders from on high... "unwind, relax, you're mine."

Cathleen,
Manchester, MA Sail

It was a pleasure meeting you y'day. Thank you for organizing a wonderful sail for us yesterday afternoon! It was really enjoyable to meet the participants and go sailing in the harbor. I had a great time. Thank you for bringing Sailing Heals to Charleston!

Bridgitte M.,
Charleston sail