MDA Summer Camp: Possible and Limitless
Uniqueness craves regularity. Being different from everyone else can be pretty exhausting and totally isolating. Patients— especially children —with muscular dystrophy long for a place where anything is possible, where their limits do not exist.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) annually provides such a place for kids with muscular dystrophy and other degenerative muscular diseases called the MDA Summer Camp. It is a week-long camp where muscular dystrophy is only a medical concept and those who have it are as normal as normal can be. It is a place where kids with muscular dystrophy get to go to and enjoy adventures, build lasting friendships, and develop a high sense of self-esteem, self-confidence, and independence, all while being under the care of loving and well-trained volunteers. Not only does the MDA Summer Camp provide children with a degenerative muscular disease the summer of a lifetime but also allows the parents of those children to recharge their batteries and assures them that their children are well cared for and safe while they go into a momentary break from care giving.