Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Camp Courage - Greenville, SC

One of the best feelings in life is to help another person. So often we get caught up in our daily lives and forget to take time out just to help others. Not wanting anything in return, just doing something to be nice. Funny thing is, you ALWAYS get more in return than you ever give out. That happened to us just recently... we volunteer every year at Camp Courage, a camp for children with cancer and blood disorders. It's such a special time that we get to spend with these kids and we always feel so blessed to have the opportunity. I wanted to share a note we got in the mail last week from Jamie Gibson, the camp director and an absolutely wonderful person:

Dear Craig and Lindsey,

I always know how much the children and teens enjoy the special activities at camp, when
they ask me if they are returning or get excited when they hear that someone is coming back
to be with them. This is exactly the reaction I got this year when the campers found out
you were returning.

They truly love being able to fell like a model for the time you are with them, and really
do ham it up when they are getting their pictures made. I know that you have to talk them
into things at times, but they really are longing to have you take their picture, they just
don't want to admit it.

Families treasure your pictures of their children and teens more than you will ever know.
I only wish you could hear and see how much each picture is appreciated by the parents and
family members. I can only tell you that for the families that have lost their child,
these pictures are simply priceless.

We can't express enough how much we sincerely appreciate all that you do for the campers,
and the time you take out of your schedule to be at Camp Courage. It means a lot to the
campers as well as the staff that you continue to support our patients and their families
with all you do for them at camp.

We hope that coming out to camp means as much to you as having you come out does to us.
Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for us and for the children and
families here at the center.

We appreciate your time, compassion, and love.


No, Jamie... thank you for allowing us to come out and for making such an impact on our lives. We are blessed.


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