U.S. Pain was one of several organizations to sponsor 58 children with chronic pain and their families to attend Pediatric Pain Camp at The Center for Courageous Kids, a facility in Scottsville, KY, that offers summer camp programming for kids with serious illnesses. The camp provides activities suitable for children with different abilities and offers an on-site medical center staffed by a full-time doctor.
The campers came together from all across the country July 31 through August 1 for a chance to have fun, connect with one another, and quite simply – be kids. To view a slideshow from the week, click here.
“Compassion and support hit like a juggernaut, against the relentless barrage of pain these children battle throughout the year,” says Robyn Soldevilla, one of the parents who attended. “For one week, love and hope emerges as a humongous bear hug. To say we are grateful for this camp understates the amazing healing power we experienced. It’s an honor to draw inspiration from such fierce and beautiful people!”