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Michelle129

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Review for Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake Inc, Casco, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Being able to attend camp has changed the course of our son's treatment. Being able to connect with others that have a similar journey and sharing information, love and laughter has been a gift during some uncertain days. As parents we never fully realized the impact a medical journey has on the entire family. More specifically the impact on the siblings. Camp is a place where we can let down our guard and not have to explain that things will never be "fixed" or "cured". Camp is a place to smile and have hope and optimism. We are greatful for the experiences, especially our one on one volunteers that are now part of our family!

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake Inc, Casco, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our 5th child was born with hypoplastic Left Heart and Hypoplastic Kidneys. In his first 2 years of life he required 3 life saving open heart surgeries. Our nephrologist recommended us to Camp Sunshine for our family. The vacation was an experience like no other. We had been wary of heart transplants, deciding that God would guide us and our decisions. We had gone for their kidney week and was surprised when we got there that due to a maintenance issue solid organ transplant week was joining us. The first 2 families we met were post transplant hypoplastic left heart families. We could not tell the "sick" kids from the siblings..in that moment we felt God giving us direction we had been seeking and are forever grateful for the experience. Our daughter is 16 and does much babysitting duty. When we explained what kind of vacation we were going to have,one where she would not have to watch the boys for one minute her reaction surprised us...she cried for joy. We really did not understand how much we rely upon her and depend on this sweet girl to help hold our family together. Thank you for giving her a week of normal back!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Client Served