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First Descent
July 27, 2009

This was my second full week experience with First Descents (FD). As a returning camper to their adult cancer survivors kayak camp, I expected nothing but a memorable experience - and I was not disappointed! FD provides adults with both a physical and emotional experience by connecting them with other adult survivors in a comfortable environment. Between the kayaking, the food, staff/volunteer support, and the sharing of personal triumphs and struggles - you almost forget it cost your health to attend. By connecting with more survivors and mixing in an activity that some of us would never have encountered on our own, FD has created the perfect blend for adults to rejuvenate and inspire.

The Great!

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

the responses and connections of each person that attends an FD camp. FD has stretched out to a level where non-cancer effected individual take note and wish they could experience what FD camps provide.

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

the connection with other adult cancer survivors. Hearing stories and sharing experience enriches each attendance to these camps, making priceless moments with friends we all keep.

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

experienced, inspirational, and unforgettable. There truly is not enough that can be said of those that volunteer their talents and time to all of us attending a first descents kayaking camp. These individuals are the very definition of selfless.

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

reach so many other adult survivors. FD concentrates on kayaking and recently added a rock climbing. Adult cancer survivors could be offered a wide array of outdoor activities that suit their interests and lifestyles if FD could fiscally handle expansion.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Whitewater Kayaking in WA with other adult cancer survivors.