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CAMP ODAYIN
December 31, 2008

My son has attended Camp Odayin for the past 5 years. It has been a wonderful experience that is hard to describe with words. Children from all over the world have come to this camp to share fun with others like them that have had to deal with various heart complications. Some of these kids have had dozens of operations from birth on. These families have been through very stressful times, over and over again. At Camp Odayin, each of these young people really feel a sense of belonging, and fitting in. No longer are they the only "one" with a big scar to hide. My son returns home from camp each year with a huge smile on his face, new friends to keep track of and many stories to share about all the crazy and fun things they did at camp. We, as a family, have also attended the "Family Camp Odayin" many times in the fall. It is a great opportunity to meet the other families, share stories and offer support to each other. WE LOVE CAMP ODAYIN!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The smiles of the kids after attending camp.

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

Seeing how each family works through their heart health issues and emerge to laugh and play once again.

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

It has been such a treat to meet and work with Sara, Alison and Matt. They come up with the greatest fun things to do at camp. The kids that attend always have a great time.

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

...serve thousands of chilrden for may years to come.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Client Served & My son attends camp every year and I volunteer my time as a professional pianist for fund raising events.