My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Heart Connection, Des Moines, IA, USA
My grandson, Darick, has been attending the camp since he was 5 years old. He had leukemia and his mother (my daughter) started him in this camp as soon as she felt that he could handle it because of the great reputation. This was the best decision as Darick waits all year to attend a week where he can be with kids and counselors like himself and they can just be kids having fun. No one looks twice if they are on an IV or they are bald because they have all experienced this and through the camp they have learned compassion and life understanding of each other. When Darick returns from camp he tells us what he has done, but also how he feels about death and life. This is something that he doesn't share any other time and he has grown into such a caring young man. I have a feeling that he will want to be a counselor to help other young boys. We can't say enough about the professionalism of this camp and how important this camp is for all of the kids who attend.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
watching my grandson who has reaped the results of this fantastic camp.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I'm sure there is something that can be improved on, as with any organization. However, I don't have personal knowledge and only know how my grandson and daughter rave about this camp. For life threatening illnesses all children need to have this positive experience.