Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Camp Soaring Eagle and JDRF, You Did It Again!

First, a word from Bee:

Thank you so much for letting me go to camp! It was my second year, and I loved it! I made a lot of new friends and I had so much fun! Going to Camp Soaring Eagle makes me feel like a regular kid with no medical stuff to deal with. I really hope I can go back next year!

(P.S. Thanks Juan for putting the worms on my fishing hook!) ______________________________________________________________

So....there you go! From Bee, in her very own words. She LOVES this camp!

(BTW, Camp Soaring Eagle is funded by very generous donors. This camp is at NO COST to the families and we want to thank the donors for making this possible for Bee and other children with medical needs)

Like she said, she made new friends! 

(She's in the back, straight down the middle)
Look at these happy kids!!!

She had a lot of fun! 

And Juan (pictured) put the worms on the 
hook for her. What could be better? ;) 


BUT....Camp Soaring Eagle doesn't only do amazing things for my "extra needs" child. They think siblings are pretty special too.

A while back (when I was taking a blogging break, so that's why you didn't hear about it) Butterfly was invited to attend the Sibling Camper Weekend. At first, she was a bit nervous and wasn't sure she wanted to go. But then she found out one of her best buddies "S" (pictured) was going to go too, so she went.

She had SO much fun! She came back from a weekend away and couldn't stop talking about it. This was just as exciting for me, too, because I wanted Butterfly to feel special. Not that we don't already make her feel that way. It's just that, sometimes I'm afraid she has that middle child syndrome. And when she gets to have this much fun, it makes her feel extra special too.

So, once again, Thank you Camp Soaring Eagle! Thank you JDRF! Thank you to the volunteers who attended this camp to help our kids have a wonderful weekend!

Bee and "O", her camp counselor for the 2nd year in a row. 
He also has T1 and Bee said when she's old enough, 
she wants to volunteer to be a camp counselor too! :)


I cant put into words how much it means to us that you all do SO much to make sure these children have a great time. Thank you for making my child "feel like a regular kid" and for making her little sister feel extra special too. Its something they will remember for the rest of their lives.


  1. Oh wow...TEEN camp? -sigh- I totally should have sent Madi...kicking myself now! Glad to hear she loved it again!

  2. I like the "Worm Guy". I HATE worms. HATE them.

    Looks like the girls had oh so much fun. :)

  3. Charlize gets to go at the end of September... She is sooo excited. I am so glad Bee had such a great time. love the pic of "S" and Butterfly. I am so glad they are such great buddies, I tell you. We have to save for that wonderful beautiful wedding f theirs :)

  4. Looks like a great place for the girls to make so many wonderful memories!


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