My Nonprofit Reviews
Jennifer Needham B.
Review for Camp Odayin, Oakdale, MN, USA
Camp Odayin is AMAZING. The experiences that we have had through this organization are so rich and have become an integral part of our family.
Our daughter was born with a complex set of heart defects and one would never know it to look at her. One would never guess, from her everyday appearance and manner, that she has already endured 2 open heart surgeries in her 11 years and has more to come. But we know. And she definitely knows. And through Camp Odayin, we have found a home. A group of families that really understand what it is like to walk the halls of the Cardiac ICU at 3am. Families that have faced seemingly insurmountable medical struggles and come out on the other side. Our daughter has found a tribe...kids who share the same scars and "war wounds"...kids who face the same health struggles and symptoms...kids who really understand the anxiety that comes with the uncertain future of being a CHD kid. Camp Odayin has helped my daughter find her place in this world. Her experiences at camp have built her up...all while giving her a safe place to land.
From family camp to residential camp...Camp Odayin holds a place in our hearts...in the fabric of our family...that will forever be woven with unbreakable bonds. We are forever grateful.