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December 18, 2010


December 18, 2010

My wife and I have been donors and counselors for about 15 years. We have seen first-hand the destruction that a child's life-threatening disease can cause to the child and his or her family.

The camp, which is free, doesn't cure the disease of course, but it does allow each child to
just be a kid for a while without having to dwell too much on the illness itself, as well as to recognize that he or she is not alone. At the same time, it also provides a respite to the families who tend to spend a lot of time with their sick children - sometimes to the detriment of their healthy children or the parents' relationship.

My wife and I have met many remarkable people over the years - staff, other volunteers, parents and children, and have formed lasting friendships. In many respects, these people have become extended family. Paul Newman once told me that he got more out of the camp than he contributed. I agree with that sentiment. I can't think of another organization that is more worthy of a person's time and money.

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Relationships developed with children and families - this camp can be a life-changing experience for campers, their families, and volunteers.

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Try to figure out a way to utilize the facilities more during the school year.

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