YMCA Summer Camp Makes a Difference in Children’s Lives

Mark Hostutler

Eight-year-old Colby suffers from a variety of ailments due to a syndrome known as rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysregulation, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD).

Despite having this life-threatening disease, Colby relishes life and looks forward to YMCA summer camp every year.

“Colby still receives tons of therapies at DuPont Hospital in Wilmington to make him feel better and to keep him moving,” said his mother, Janka, “but he never gives up. We could not have come this far without the Y and the support from the kind donors who support the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.”

Summer camp at the Y gives many children, like Colby, the opportunity to enjoy their summer like other kids, without everyday worries. They get to swim and play games, develop confidence, learn teamwork, and make new friends and lasting memories.

These kids would not be able to attend camp without the financial assistance granted by the YMCA.

YMCA summer camp has just begun but there are still many kids that would benefit from a summer of camp but cannot afford it. Can you help?

Click here to make a donation to send more kids to summer camp.

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