Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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The Center for Courageous Kids®

Something is pretty amazing about our small town of only close to 5,000 citizens is Camp Courageous which was founded. in 2004, and open in April of 2008. This is a center for children that have chronic or life threatening illnesses and his/her family members (or any medical challenges), that cannot attend a regular or traditional camp that you and I would have attended while we were young. This is a non-profit camp; no camper is left behind because of financial needs. Which is truly amazing! As most of you know, if you have any family members, friends or even acquaintances I am sure you know how much work goes into for caring for a special needs child or even a child that has a chronic diagnosis. Each camp throughout the year is different to meet each needs of the childern that will be attending. If you go into the site, you can look at the schedules and see the different campers that will attend this year (spina bifida/ceberal palsy, ashtma, Braveheart (cardiac), Spinal Muscular Atrophy,Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and autism) They do have volunteers that stay at the camp during all camps, 24/7 to my knowledge. They also have doctors, nurses, and medical facilities at the center. My describing of this camp is nothing that can even tell you half of how great it is. This site just going through and looking at the children, reading how their experiences at the center touched their lives, will touch yours. As all camps and mostly non-profit organizations they are in need of donations, do please check out these list and help in any way that you are able. This is a smile that you can help put on a young ones face.

A little about the founder of this camp:
Elizabeth Turner Campbell, as most of you know if you are from town, the Turner family is quite known throughout here for their founding of the Dollar Generals (in saying this yes, we are the Home of Dollar General). From what I have read on the site, Mrs. Campbell seen a camp in Florida to the sort of the one that she now is the founder of that touched her heart and then became with the dreams of opening Camp Courageous here in our town. I must give her praises, for she has done a wonderful thing for this community and these childern and their families.

Please do check out the link and everything within the site. I just know it will bless your heart to see this!

4 comments:

Lavender Chick said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog and your daughter is just too darn cute! Thanks for the education about Camp Courageous... I'm glad to know about it.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Paige~thanks for sharing that! I'll stop by =) Kids are my heart!

The Regina's said...

Your little girl is so adorable! :o)
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Katie said...

Thanks so much for your comment on our bathroom! I love your blog, and your daughter is just adorable! I can't wait to have a lil one someday :)

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