Our Stories

Stories from our VIPs

What would you do if you were faced with a 2 week prognosis? Our VIP Mr Michael chose to surround himself with his family, go fishing, and cap off the day with a cold one.

Mr. Michael was nominated by the Critical Care Team at Our Lady of the Lake. His trip was made possible by Captain Matt McCabe, who ran a trip for us on very short notice.

Read more about Mr. Michael’s story on our blog page

Did you know Santa enjoyed fishing? Mr. Fred Parker, also known as the “New Orleans Santa” spent his life giving back to the children of southern Louisiana. We were honored to host him for a Dose of the Coast in Empire, Louisiana.

Read more about Santa’s experience fishing here

Stories from our Volunteers

Captain Matt McCabe has been a loyal captain of Dose of the Coast over the past 5 years. How he became involved is an interesting story came to the rescue of Dose of the Coast early one morning when one of our scheduled fishing charter captains fell ill unexpectedly overnight. Read more about Captain Matt and his involvement with Dose of the Coast here

Audrey has been a dedicated volunteer of Dose of the Coast for over 2 years. She is passionate about our organization and has become a member of our Board of Directors. Visit the blog to read more about Audrey and why she volunteers.


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