Our children's hospital is involved in hosting one and one of their child life specialists is a friend of mine and she emailed me today saying they are still needing some more chaperones and thought I might be interested.
Anyone chaperone a Crohn's camp for kids? Or know anything about one?
Update: Just got back, it was an incredible experience! So many fantastic kids, doctors, nurses, and others who either have IBD or work closely with it. We had a blast making fun of the quirks that go along with it - our tshirts even have toilet paper and plungers on it. "My" girls were so fantastic.
It's hosted through CCFA with help from the local children's hospitals, pediatric GIs, and some drug companies. If anyone has a kid with IBD, look into sending your child next summer if one is close enough to you - my understanding is that it's free. Some of the kids fly in just for it.
ETA: It's a Thurs-Sun, here, so people working FT might be able to take off 2 days of work to chaperone. I highly recommend going at least once! I learned SO much about
this disease just being surrounded by people who also have it. I didn't know anyone IRL that does before now.
Post Edited (Aimee =)) : 8/24/2008 9:28:48 PM (GMT-6)