One week in....
June 05, 2017
My 11 yr old son was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. This comes after 5 years of living with Sensory Processing Disorder and Tourettes which he has finally come to accept and manage. As a family we are trying to understand this new disease that has turned our world upside down once again. I am walking this summer to raise money for Camp Aldersgate Inc located here in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cody will be attending their summer camp for kids with Arthritis.
Camp Aldersgate’s Summer Camps serve children with medical, physical and developmental needs. Camp offers traditional summer camp activities such as campfires and singing, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, swimming, and nature hikes. Like all kids, our campers want new and exciting adventures. With this in mind, activities are developed that provide for that personal challenge. Some include: an accessible challenge ropes course and carousel, adapted archery and SCUBA diving. It’s about creating opportunities for individual accomplishment in a positive and encouraging environment. Parents continually report increased independence, self-esteem, and social interactions following a week at camp.