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Review for The Heart Connection, Des Moines, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My 12 year old son is a leukemia survivor. Although he is a cancer survivor he has lasting effects from the chemotherapy treatment. He has been attending summer camp via children's cancer connection since he was 5 years old. This camp provides one of the best (if not THE best) experience for him. He loves the camp, the counselors, his fellow campers and feels like it is a second home. He has the opportunity to talk with and interact with other kids who also have lasting effects due to cancer treatment. Heart Connection cancer camp allows him to see that he is not alone and gives him the opportunity to open up and connect with others at a very private emotional level. As he gets older he has become more sensative to his situation and how the world sees him. When at camp he is just one of the kids. Camp is a soft place to land and fires him up and makes it possible for him to continue to face his daily challenges. I just can't say enough about Children's Cancer Connection, the organization and the services they provide. Without camp we would be crushed!!!!! This organization is the absolute best!!!!!!!!

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

This organization made it possible for my son to attend summer camp when he was the most sick with cancer and was still receiving chemotherapy treatment. This organization continues to make it possible for my son to attend summer camp after cancer treatment while learing to live with the lasting effects of treatment. This organization has provided a wonderful life experience for my child. An experience I truly don't think he would get else where.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

At this time I have no suggestions. I am so thankful for what they do provide. I just think they are wonderful!

Role:  Client Served & I am the mother of a cancer survivor.