My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Heart Connection, Des Moines, IA, USA
All our children have attended the Heart Connection summer camps and programs since 1991. Our oldest son was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor when he was 5 years old. Less then a year after his surgery and radiation treatments (still in a wheel chair and with great reservations of letting him go for a week) we took him to the Heart Connection Summer Oncology Camp. It was the thrill of his summer and he continued to go every summer until he "graduated". Now he attends the "weekend" retreats for the older kids who are cancer survivors. He also volunteered a summer working in the arts and crafts.
His younger sister and brother also attended the sibling camps. All three thoroughly loved the fun they cherished during those weeks at the summer camps. They never missed attending a camp. It was their summer highlight. They made new friends who they may know for their lifetime. Our daughter is returning as a volunteer and hopes to use her RN experience and volunteer at the health lodge during the camp.
The fond memories the camp gives these children is unsurpassed and unforgettable! The Heart Connection Children's Cancer Connection programs makes a difference in a child's eyes and provides them with love to see some of the rainbows in life!