We had a really great time this weekend! As Abigail said, "It is amazing how 1 week in the summer and a weekend in the winter each year can bring you together like a family." And that is exactly how it feels; like a very special family reunion each year. Some of us see each other at the hospital during the year off and on as our appointments come together at the same time, yet sometimes the only time we see each other is at camp.
This weekend Anna's favorite thing was trying the Swing. It was her first time. She really loved it.
Here she is getting ready to swing. Scott the Owner of the camp is getting her ready:
And here is her epic swing! :)
Erika's favorite was teasing her Prosthetist in training Nathan. They got him with Water! Erika also loves to visit her best friend Brittany.
It is funny how in the clinic, everything is so "Clinical".... "Hello, can you stand, can you walk, let me fix that, how does it feel..... "..... and at camp the very same rather stoic fellow is like, "GET EM!!! WHOOO HOOOO!" LOL That was Nathan. :)
Erika had a great swing too!
Overall it was a really great weekend. Here are some shots of the cabin and
other activity shots:
Sarah waiting to be hoisted up on the swing.
The pictures do not do justice to what this camp is like. :) A group of Motorcyclists came also from a local community and let the kids get on their bikes, honk the horns and rev the engines, then they joined us for dinner and games. They were really nice people. They raise money for this camp each year.
There are a lot of wonderful people out there who really do care to make a difference in the life of somebody else..... We are hoping, HOPING that this summer, some Veterans who have lost limbs will be able to join us at Summer camp to encourage them.... They will go home changed.