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Shari Craven

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Review for THE HEART CONNECTION, Des Moines, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Heart Connection has been a lifesaver for our family. We first found out about it when our son Brandon (13) was in his second year of treatment for brain cancer. Brandon went to oncology camp and Courtney (11) and Jordan (8) went to sibling camp. Brandon passed away at Christmas that year (1996) and the loss was devestating for our family. The kids continued to attend sibling camp. It was such a wonderfully loving atmosphere with them and they were able to spend time with other kids who understood exactly what they were experiencing. Eventually Taylor who was three at the time of Brandon's death started going to camp as well. Courtney is 24, Jordan, 21 and Taylor turned 16 this month and he is currently awaiting another week at camp. There's not enough words to express the love and support my children receive at camp and how that love carries over from year to year. They can't wait to go back. Courtney and Jordan go along to take Taylor so they can touch base with old friends. The Heart Connection is truly a wonderful resource and I'm so thankful for the opportunity for my children to be a part of it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The contentment on my kids' faces when I pick them up from camp.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, loving and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Where do I start...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & I wrap presents at Valley West Mall at Christmas and bake cookies for the Run, rock and stroll.