Our 2017-2018 beneficiary, Camp Sweeney, provides children with type 1 diabetes a place where every camper can show what makes them special, not what makes them different.
When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, their life is forever changed. Days filled with school, sports, and activities are quickly replaced by blood tests, insulin injections, and carbohydrate calculations. Every step required to manage their diabetes is a step away from what children see as “normal”.
Camp Sweeney serves over 1,000 children every summer, and is the largest three week residential camp in the world for children with type 1 diabetes. For some campers in the Texas Foster Care System, attending Camp Sweeney each summer is often their only consistent family.
Although Camp Sweeney is only in session during the summer, diabetes doesn’t stop when the school year begins, and neither do they. Camp Sweeney hosts an outreach program, PFC Life, in communities across Texas, where campers gather weekly.
Funds raised for Camp Sweeney will be used for a special scholarship fund to support campers in financial duress. Camp Sweeney currently provides financial aid to over 86% of campers, and no camper has ever been turned away due to inability to pay.
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