The Bristol Bay community of Port Alsworth is home to “Operation Heal Our Patriots,” a one-week spiritual retreat for wounded veterans and their spouses.

For sixteen weeks each summer, Samaritan’s Purse brings ten couples from the Lower 48 to the Alaskan wilderness, to help them heal from the trauma of war.

In this segment of “Hope for Veterans: A Healing Journey,” we meet Jon and Courtney Schumacher, whose lives changed forever when Jon stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan.