Emil Ekvardt from Great.com interviewed Camp Quality USA as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.
We all deserve physical and emotional support through periods of ill health. Anneliese Kulakofsky discussed how Camp Quality USA creates fun bonding experiences for children with cancer and their families.
A child with cancer is still a child
Why should serious illness preclude good times with friends? Camp Quality USA offers overnight summer camps where kids can be silly and creative and meet others who are going through a similar health journey. Cancer can have a devastating effect on friendships and leave children feeling isolated and scared, which is why Camp Quality fosters a safe and supportive space for their campers. This helps the kids feel normal and at ease.
Anneliese explained that as children affected by cancer grow up and become adults, they require a new range of psychosocial care. In the future, she aspires to cater to these evolving needs as well.
Listen to the whole interview to find out how Camp Quality USA has risen to the challenge of organizing events during the COVID 19 pandemic. You can also make a donation or volunteer to help. Many volunteers consider their new friendships some of the most enriching and uplifting they have ever made.
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