Updated: Jan 10
Dorothy McElroy President and her son Wyatt Kauth Vice President
Dorothy McElroy .
Little did I know when we set out on this journey 7 years ago that I would be in this position.
All I wanted to do was help my young son and his grief. Dennis's death placed me at a fork in the road . I took the twisty turn path and it pointed me in the direction my life would take .
I am now a Grief Support Specialist, End of Life Doula, level 2 USA archery instructor and a college graduate. I teach grief therapy through archery in my Dancing Arrow Club
I am very proud of the team we have and the values , ideas and what the future holds for our non profit.
Please watch for more information about how we aim to impact the world one arrow at a time.
If you want more information please reach out. We are here to help
Thank you for your continued support.
Wyatt loves all things involving Archery, Fishing, Engineering , Sword play and Music. His dream of honoring his dad when he was 7 seemed like just that, a dream. He has come a long way in helping others since that day back in 2013
Jaime Leon de la Parra
We have been fortunate enough to know Jamie for 6 yrs now. He is retired military and an archery instructor.
His website is here.
We are very excited and fortunate to have jaime with us and we cant wait to see what the future holds.
“Arrow Kills Attacker”
Dallas Times Herald, April 1, 1988
By Bill Muller, of the Times Herald staff
Introduction to newspaper article:
This traumatic and life-changing event that occurred on the morning of my 15th birthday was the culmination of a dysfunctional marriage between my mother and stepfather that lasted for approximately 6 years. Despite the intensity of this event alone, most of the psychological and emotional damage had already been done during my earlier childhood, as I had to endure the abusive relationship between my mother and stepfather.
One would think that surviving this event was the end of the trauma, the slaying of the dragon. And in a way it was. But it was also the beginning of another battle. It was a battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that would last for many years.
So I had a new dragon to slay. But that dragon was within me. It took many years to realize this fact, and then to accept the truths behind the pain. But once I realized and accepted these truths, I was able to go on and slay this other dragon that tormented me.
The intent in sharing my story is to help those that may be dealing with their own pain. To comfort those that might be tormented with their own inner dragons that feel that they are alone in this battle. But also to give inspiration to those dealing with emotional trauma, and to inform that there is always help, hope, and guidance out there in order to overcome the pain.
. Val has his masters in social work and is now retired after a 30 year career as school counselor. He enjoys writing and we are excited and fortunate enough to have his years of experience on our board.
We would like to introduce another Board member, Debra Asbel. Debra has lived in many states across the country while living with her military family. She brings over 30 years of banking experience to the board and also a great sense of humor and support. Deb is always eager to help with any dragon related issue and loves to sew for our dragon slayer kits. We are very excited and thankful to have Deb on our board.
Maddi Spletter is a Social Studies Teacher in Sheboygan, WI. She became involved in the World Wide Dragon Shooting Day as she had the privilege to teach Wyatt and learn about him and his dream in middle school.
Wanting to also make more of an impact on students and their thinking of themselves, Maddi was able to bring The World Wide Dragon Shooting Day to her classroom and test drive the Dragon Slayer Kits. She really believes in what Wyatt and Dorothy are doing and is really excited to help the World Wide Dragon Shooting Day grow.