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You Can Make a Difference! - Jakob's Camp America Experience.

You Can Make a Difference! - Jakob's Camp America Experience.

Author -  Jakob

I spent the summer of 2017 at Happiness Is Camping, a camp for kids with cancer. We had an awesome time!! The camp was fully funded for the campers and we did all different kinds of things from ropes to sports to arts and crafts and even colour wars! In this time I had to look after a camper called Jack. I asked his mum to write a bit about him so you guys could get an understanding and here's what she wrote!

“Jack is 12 years old and he has an Autism Spectrum Disorder called Asperger's syndrome. When he was 9 he was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer called embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Jack's doctors said we would need to move forward quickly and act aggressively if he was going to have any chance at survival. After surgery to remove the tumor, Jack began a treatment plan including more than a year of weekly chemotherapy, at home injections, and six weeks of daily proton radiation therapy. The treatment was difficult, further complicated by his autism. 

 Three years later he has beaten all odds and he is cancer free. This past summer he was well enough to attend Happiness Is Camping, a very special camp for kids with cancer. Due to his autism and his difficulty navigating social situations, we asked for Jack to have a one on one counselor whenever possible. He was so happy to meet Jakob and it really helped him to have someone by his side that he could count on. Jack talks about camp often and the friendship he and Jakob formed. We are so grateful for the experience Jack had at camp because of Jakob and he can't wait to go back!”

I feel like this shows that we can have such an impact on the campers lives, even if it's just one camper for the whole summer that's one more than if you were still in your home town! So get out there give it a go! Challenge yourself, jump into the deep end!! You definitely won't regret it! And hey i'm going back for a second summer so it can’t of been that bad!

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You Can Make a Difference! - Jakob's Camp America Experience.

I spent the summer of 2017 at Happiness Is Camping, a camp for kids with cancer. We had an awesome time!! The camp was fully funded for the campers and we did all different kinds of things from ropes to sports to arts and crafts and even colour wars! In this time I had to look after a camper called Jack.

I spent the summer of 2017 at Happiness Is Camping, a camp for kids with cancer. We had an awesome time!! The camp was fully funded for the campers and we did all different kinds of things from ropes to sports to arts and crafts and even colour wars! In this time I had to look after a camper called Jack. I asked his mum to write a bit about him so you guys could get an understanding and here's what she wrote!

“Jack is 12 years old and he has an Autism Spectrum Disorder called Asperger's syndrome. When he was 9 he was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer called embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Jack's doctors said we would need to move forward quickly and act aggressively if he was going to have any chance at survival. After surgery to remove the tumor, Jack began a treatment plan including more than a year of weekly chemotherapy, at home injections, and six weeks of daily proton radiation therapy. The treatment was difficult, further complicated by his autism. 

 Three years later he has beaten all odds and he is cancer free. This past summer he was well enough to attend Happiness Is Camping, a very special camp for kids with cancer. Due to his autism and his difficulty navigating social situations, we asked for Jack to have a one on one counselor whenever possible. He was so happy to meet Jakob and it really helped him to have someone by his side that he could count on. Jack talks about camp often and the friendship he and Jakob formed. We are so grateful for the experience Jack had at camp because of Jakob and he can't wait to go back!”

I feel like this shows that we can have such an impact on the campers lives, even if it's just one camper for the whole summer that's one more than if you were still in your home town! So get out there give it a go! Challenge yourself, jump into the deep end!! You definitely won't regret it! And hey i'm going back for a second summer so it can’t of been that bad!

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