Story by: Lauren Davis on August 19, 2016
Each summer, a group of BraveHearts, children who have undergone heart surgery or have a congenital heart defect treated at our children’s hospital, have an opportunity to attend a camp made just for them. The Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation provides financial support and medical staff to the Center for Courageous Kids to make this week possible.
Some campers attend year after year, and for others it’s their first time away from home. Whether veteran or rookie, this environment, this experience, allows this special group of kids to “just be kids” and experience amazing memories, conquer fears and learn new things that only happen at summer camp.
Here are some of the most memorable lessons I had a chance to witness this year at camp BraveHearts:
10. When a child comes to Camp BraveHearts, he gets to leave every worry, every stress and every health issue at the gate and just be a kid for the week. In this safe environment, amazing medical staff and counselors do their best to make any experience possible if it is something that child wants to do.
Want to help more kids have a summer camp experience?
To support other children who depend on financial support from the Children’s Hospital Foundation to have experiences like Camp BraveHearts, make a gift from your heart today. Make a donation or call (502) 629-8060.