Summer Camp and What it Meant

This year, for the first time in her life, Cappy, my very special daughter, went to summer camp.

It has been my goal to try and give Cappy as close to normal life as a child as possible. Not always an easy task for a medically involved child. She has missed out on a great deal of normal things as a result. Since most of her schooling was done at home, there was no classroom of schoolmates–usually only the ones in her imagination. No kids in the neighborhood, at after school care, or at church. Most friends were hospital roommates and only lasted a very short time.

So for Cappy, camp was a very special time with new friends and great fun. Falling asleep every day on the way home totally exhausted, but very happy. For me, it was thrilling to watch her interact and learn with other kids. For us, camp was a gift, like other experiences at Quantum Leap Farm–memories we will hold on to forever.

Thank you for the opportunity for Cappy to go to summer camp. Thank you for the memories to last both our lifetimes.

-Doe Farrell, Cappy’s Mom