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Alison13

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Review for Okizu, Novato, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I stared going to Okizu when I was thirteen in 2002 right after I finish chemo. I was very nervous since I have never been to a summer camp. My brother got to go before me and came back with so many stories on how camp works, so I was curious if I would fit it. When I got on the bus I was so surprise that there were so many kids that has gone through what I had gone through. I can't really express how Okizu really change my life when I first step foot off that bus, but it was like a load was lifted off my shoulders because everyone treat you no different even though I had no hair or needed help getting around. When I turned 18 I was ready to become a counselor because I could not see myself not giving back to an organization that has done so much for my family and I and still do. Even though I am not a camper any more I still feel that Okizu is supporting me through my struggles in life. I plan my life around Okizu because of the smile on the kids face and the laughter. There is no other place then Okizu where no one in the family is left out with support and the load that gets lifted from the shoulder is like life maybe not as hard when so many great people are willing to lend a hand. Okizu is a place that people need to experience to really understand what it takes to make a difference in these family and how one week can change a kid's life.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer