September 13, 2013
Our son fought a 5 year battle with Hodgekin's Disease and Camp Sunshine was there through all of it and beyond. They provided him a place to spend time with other teens who were battling the same disease and its side effects. Beyond that, they had wonderful day and evening programs throughout the year where camp friends from across the state could renew their friendships and catch up. They also had wonderful away programs like rafting trips, Outward Bound trips and trips to Washington, DC. He didn't make all of them, being too sick some of the time, but those he did make created memories beyond compare. When he died, many of his Camp Sunshine friends flooded into the funeral home, sharing memories and helping bare the burden of his loss. Then at his funeral they offered their own brand of comfort and encouragement both to other teens, to his family and to themselves. Later, when we were ready, we participated in a "Remember the Sunshine" weekend for parents whose children had died and once again were engulfed with the love and caring that make this a stellar organization.
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increase the money they have so more programs and more children and parents could be helped.
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