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NatalieC

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Review for First Descent, Greenwood Village, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

One of the most difficult parts of being diagnosed and treated for cancer as a young adult is the isolation experienced during and after the barbaric treatments we are forced to endure. As a three time cancer survivor, at the age of thirty, I have taken advantage of the programs offered by First Descents for two years, and will continue doing so as long as I am able. The sense of community amongst survivors, which is built at each camp create life-long bonds between those of us who understand what it is like to have had the rug pulled out from under us by a life-threatening illness. The support I have gotten from everyone I have met at camp keeps me motivated while kayaking, and throughout the year.

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

all wonderful people.

Ways to make it better...

the food offered at camp was healthier.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & As a camper I was taught how to kayak by wonderful instructors, and amongst amazing fellow campers.