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Review for Lions Camp Tatiyee Inc, Mesa, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter, Mariah, is 14 and has cerebral palsy. She needs total care and assistance. Mariah cannot walk, sit up, feed herself, or even roll over in bed. She has been going to Camp Tatiyee since she was 10yrs old.

Camp Tatiyee is one week long in the summer. The counselors are amazing and take good care of Mariah. It is the only time that Mariah can go and be away from me and my mom (grandma takes care of Mariah when I'm at work) and be herself and make friends on her own and have new experiences with out us. THE ONLY TIME.

And she loves it! Camp Tatiyee has all the normal camp activities: swimming, flag raising, archery, s'mores, rock climb wall, camp song. Except the activities are adapted for the disabled. The camp is very special in that they are designed specifically for special children with disabilities. Each week is open to children with different Disabilities. For example: one week for blind children, one week for deaf children, one week for children with multiple disabilities. Which is incredible for the children who may think they are alone in their struggles until they meet cabins full of other children facing the same struggles.

I cannot put into words the incredible joy that this camp brings Mariah, and I and our family. It is a magical place filled with incredible huge hearts of the volunteer counselors dedicating their summers each year. Truly magical. Anyone would understand if you could see my daughter's smile when she arrives at Camp Tatiyee.

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