Category Archives: May/Jun 09

A Dose of Reality Mixed with Cheer

Twenty five years ago, pediatric oncology camping became possible because medical advances in the treatment of childhood cancer led to stable remission patterns and, in some cases, permanent cure. An increase in survival rates and additional attention to the psycho-social and developmental needs of childhood cancer patients opened the door for the Children’s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I) to bring children living with cancer together. “The camp experience has been responsible for setting a strong foundation for my children. They … Continue reading

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