I am lucky â€“ and if you have found your way to this corner of the Internet chances are you are also lucky.Â WeÂ weren’tÂ born sick. We got to live our young lives in carefree ways.
In elementary school, I was running races, participating in sports â€“ having the kind of happy healthy childhood that so many kids canâ€™t. Â It is heartbreaking and unfair.
The Hole In the Wall Gang Camp is a camp that helps incredibly sick kids have a place where they can, in their words, â€œenjoy more than they or their parents ever thought possibleâ€:Â
â€œFounded by Paul Newman in 1988, and named for the secret, outlaw hiding-place from his film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has been serving seriously ill children with a remarkably empowering away experience for more than twenty years.Â
Activities include archery, mini golf, swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, sports, theater and camping; all are designed to include every child and ensure that no child will fail.
Safety, Respect and Love guide every moment of this haven for seriously ill youngsters. In the words of one young camper, â€œI love it here. Sometimes you think being so sick gives you limits, but the Camp helps you try anything.â€Â
I am running the NYC Marathon in support of these kids.
Please help me blow past my fundraising goal to help this incredibly important cause for these kids who arenâ€™t as lucky as we are.
Thanks in advance for clicking here to donate: Â my fundraising page.
Or clicking here to learn more: About The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.