MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (June 25, 2015) - Dozens of kids at Camp Little Red Door in Martinsville dance, sing, and celebrate summer – taking time to enjoy the feeling of being happy and care free, something the campers have not always been able to do.
“We all fit and we have all been through the same things. Whatever form of cancer we have had, we all have similarities,” says cancer survivor and camp member Dustin Kenna.
Camp Little Red Door offers kids battling cancer as well as cancer survivors a chance to enjoy an environment without stereotypes. The special summer camp gives the kids five full days of opportunities to discuss the fears and anxieties that come with a cancer diagnosis.
“We can all kind of feel the same way and we may have been through the same experience. It is just nice to know that there is somebody out there like you,” says Kenna.
The camp offers a wide range of activities that are accessible to everyone despite their condition.
“It is just a great place for kids to come and feel special about themselves because they are just typical kids. They just do things a little differently,” says camp counselor Mary Anderson.
The campers have gone through so much at a young age, pushing them to enjoy the little things and stay motivated to accomplish their goals. It's an important lesson they say they learned at Camp Little Red Door.
“You have to pick yourself back up and be strong because it is not the end and you still can move on,” says cancer survivor and camper Caroline H