Care Camps

A Week of Support Brings Joy to Evie’s Family

Evie’s experience at Camp Boggy Creek in Florida boosted the spirits of her whole family.  Here’s her story taken from a recent camp newsletter.

Meet a Champion – Evie

While most young girls dream of tiaras and tea parties, Evie was diagnosed with cancer only a few months before her third birthday.  Medical treatments included brain surgery, a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy.  She was left unable to speak for four months and unable to walk for a year.  Another tumor was detected and she underwent a full radiation treatment just after turning 6.

According to Evie’s parents, Camp Boggy Creek has opened a door of understanding.

“Coming to camp provided freedom from the difficulties of childhood cancer,” says her mom.  Evie has met other children who don’t make fun of her, which brings joy to the entire family.