Cancer Camp for Children

by Kaitlyn P3 on September 23, 2012 - 4:52pm

On May 27th, 2012, The Toronto Star published an article titled, “Kids with Cancer Get to be Just Kids.” The article stated the establishment of Camp Oochigeas, a camp specifically created for children who have developed cancer. It is the one place where children who have been plagued with cancer can escape the hospital walls and just be a normal kid. The article stresses the fact that Camp Oochigeas is dependent on donations and without those generous donations to keep the camp running, children, such as Selen Hassip, wouldn’t receive there “much needed break from sickness and treatment.”

This article drew me in because it is the immediate result of the effect of cancer on communities, and highlights the charity necessary to help our nations fight against cancer. More and more communities are losing battles with cancer and this inspires people in that community to make a difference and help the cause. This article supports everything I stated in my last blog post, the most important being that each person in America can make a difference in the life of a cancer patient; know matter the size of their contribution. Every person who donated there money to Camp Oochigeas made a difference in a child’s life that the child will never forget.

"Kids with cancer get a chance to be just kids; Oochigeas brings camp experience to children in the heart of the city." The Toronto Star. (May 27, 2012 Sunday ): 603 words. LexisNexis Academic. Web. Date Accessed: 2012/09/23.