One thing I want to talk to you guys about is a camp I go to every year. It's called Camp Cotubic. It's a hematology/oncology camp for patients of Columbus Children's Hospital.
I started going last year and it's so much fun. We swim in the lake, go down a huge slide, we go on boats (but you have to wear a life vest), we stay in cabins with bunkbeds and you have to bring your sleeping bag and pillow. It truly is a camping experience.
One cool thing about it is that it has a clinic there. It's called the infirmary. It's a place where you can take your medication and if you get sick, they provide you with care. They have a lot of healthcare stuff. This is important because a lot of the kids that go are still sick and not necessarily healthy, like me. Although I still have to take medication, I'm healthy.
The camp is not only for patients. Doctors go too, and they are fun and silly. You get to see a side of them that you don't get to see in the hospital. There's also activities like bungee jumping, hiking, and a huge party in the cafeteria. They order pizza for our camp too!
I think the camp is important to get sickness off kids' minds so that they can have fun and not always be on edge. I think that all hospitals should do it for their sick kids. (You can search a list of children's hospital camps on the NACHRI Web site.)
I will be in a cabin with about 7 other girls and the counselors are mostly nurses. This year, I would like to tell them about my trip to Washington. Who knows, they might be picked to go next!
I can't wait to go, but it will be tiring this year, since it is right after my trip to Disneyland for Make A Wish Foundation!
I have a busy summer ahead of me, as you can tell. I'm sad to say these are my last few blogs, so stay tuned for my final days! Peace and may God bless.