To escape from the sweltering sun during hot camp days, Serenity loves to swim in the pool and splash her friends. Her favorite colors are pink and green. Her smile is wide and her curly blond hair reaches her shoulders.Girl On Sex Laguna Beach
She's a good sharer. Serenity, like any other 6-year-old, is a pint-sized ball of energy who loves summer camp. But her summer camp isn't the average camp. It is Delaware's first oncology camp for kids living with cancer.
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Kay's Kamp, in its sixth year, has seen the number of campers more than quadruple over the past five years, from 11 to The rise in campers mimics the steady climb of new pediatric cancer diagnoses across the nation.
The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 15, new cases in Wiyh most Summer fun with someone normal? could be acute lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin leukemia thyroid carcinoma, brain and neuroblastoma. The camp provides a chance for kids struggling with or recovering from treatment to feel normal, even if it's just for one week, said Gretchen Loose, the camp's director. This year's theme was "Time Traveling Adventures.
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The kids had no idea they'd be heading to the C-Line stables northeast of Townsend until that morning. Still, they dressed the part, in straw hats and bandannas as the summer sun beat down on them during horseback riding, outdoor crafts and even horse-painting.
Carlotta Cline, stable owner, said equine therapy, from just a touch to gaining the courage to ride, is an invaluable resource for Kay's kids. Though it's been seven years since their daughter passed, Bill and Laurie Warren keep the dream of their daughter Kaylyn alive through Kay's Kamp.
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At age 17, Kaylyn was diagnosed with leukemia. No one saw it coming.
She was a star athlete — a field hockey player with a killer shot for Red Clay Fnu Academy. He said Kaylyn, who had a love for hotel and restaurant management, initially dreamed of opening a bed-and-breakfast, but Summer fun with someone normal?
her own struggle played out, creating a camp for children Swingers Personals in Laketown with cancer became her passion.
So, inthe Warren family — along with stakeholders in the community — formed the Kaylyn Elaine Warren Foundation, with the goal of holding a weeklong, free camp.
The first camp debuted that same year at the St. Joseph's Center for Community Service in Clayton.
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Bill Warren said there are five campers who have participated all five years. Thirteen-year-old Rose is one of them.
After hopping off from Horny women dating in Camp Hill Alabama horseback ride Wednesday, she described her favorite camp activity — the annual dance. This year, it was held on the s-theme day. Rose's eyes lit up as she detailed the eomeone cherry dress she specifically brought for the day and Sunmer way she would wear her hair in a high ponytail.
Loose said there is a nurse assigned to every one of the eight cabins, and there are 12 other full-time professionals. At Summef, these nurses are referred to as the zookeepers, with the nursing area known as the zoo. As a long-range wiith, Bill Warren said he would love to see the camp stake out a permanent location to call its own — preferably near a body of water and normzl?
the flexibility to host getaway weekends and camps for the parents and siblings of a cancer patient. For Tracy Hills, the experience volunteering with Kay's Kamp has been surreal. Apart from this Female Ottawa loves rimming men week of camp, Hills said she sees about 10 to 15 Kay's campers regularly, as she is completing her residency with Alfred I.
Her eyes glassed over recalling some of the hardships she's seen them overcome. Regardless of ailment, Summer fun with someone normal? kids are fighters. Pearce, now 16, remembers first being diagnosed with medulloblastoma in The next year, with intense radiation treatment Summer fun with someone normal? surgery behind her, she joined the first crop of Kay's campers.
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She said it was the best week of her life — so much so she came back, simultaneously fighting her diagnosis, each year. Now, Pearce is a counselor-in-training, mentoring young girls to be strong and confident. For more information about Summer fun with someone normal? Kamp, contact or Laurie Warren at ljwarren kewf. Jen Rini can be reached at or jrini delawareonline.
Follow JenRini on Twitter. Serenity 6, carefully makes friends with the horse.
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Counselor Katie Williams puts in a plug for her cabin of kids there funn eight cabins total this year. After each session, he got a nice cool shower.
There are about counselors and activity staff. All are volunteers. Rose checks out the view up high as Ali Aguilar leads the Symmer and Jenny Bove keeps a careful eye.
The kids dressed the part for the day as the summer sun beat down on them during horseback riding, outdoor crafts and even horse-painting. Olivia 8, knows the mormal? place to scratch to make Summer fun with someone normal?
with the goats. The weeklong, free camp included a day at the Center for Therapeutic and Educational Riding. Damon, 12, hugs Alexis Deramo.