Wednesday Moming Reflection – Gratitude & Appreciation

14 Aug 2013, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

My Morning Reflection – Gratitude & Appreciation

We are now well into camp, the kids are settled in and today is a special day where we welcome some of our great friends and donors who supported us in so many ways up to camp for a barbeque. As I reflect this morning I cannot help but share my appreciation and gratitude to everyone who has helped bring our dream of camp to life. As I reflect on the past few years, I am amazed that this is our fifth summer offering the camp experience to kids living with organ transplants and organ failure. It has been a remarkable journey for each of us, and it is important that we acknowledge those not only those who have helped make this dream a reality but who have allowed us to grow and improve.

Camp Kivita is fortunate to have the most incredible team of dedicated volunteer nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, and volunteer staff. Each one of our team members is so entirely committed to ensuring that our campers have a safe and fun experience and tirelessly work to support camp throughout the week and beyond. Emily and Christina, who share the Camp Advisory Committee and leadership team work passionately throughout the year on camp and it is wonderful and rewarding for us to share and work together on our camp each year. There are no words to express the awesomeness of our camp team!!!

We are also immensely thankful to our donors and supporters of camp. A very special thank you to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and to the Citron Family and friends for all you have done to support us. We are grateful for the support and proud to share the memory of Dr. Ken Citron and his work and efforts to promote quality of life after transplantation. Your continued financial support, kindness, encouragement and commitment to camp over the years has allowed us to not only exist, but to thrive and grow and offer camp to more children than ever before.

We are also tremendously grateful to KRG Insurance and Paul Martin, the David Foster Foundation, Doug Ghent Painters, The Benjamin Walker Foundation, Moti Jungreis, and all our generous donors and supporters of camp. So many of my dear friends and family contributed to camp in honor of my birthday this year and I am so thankful, and many of our volunteer staff raised funds for camp in their spare time. Each of our donors and supporters  have shared in our dream of camp for all kids and help to bring the magic of camp to so many wonderful children .

We thank each of you – the parents and caregivers, for entrusting us with your wonderful children….. And to our campers we are thrilled to have you join us on this amazing journey at camp!!!!

With gratitude and appreciation on this beautiful Wednesday morning…
Yours in camping,

On behalf of the camp team

  • Elaine Pratt

    On behalf of all the transplant parents please thank your wonderful donors for their contributions that give our children this marvelous experience. As parents we try to give our children as normal a life as their health will allow but sometimes there are road blocks we can’t get around such as being able to send them off to camp. The fact that the staff at HSC recognized this need and take the time to raise funds and go to camp is a gift to our families there aren’t enough words to express. It is such a huge plus for the children to see all your familiar faces when they get to camp .We can feel them relax upon seeing you because they know they are with friends, people who will keep them safe, FAMILY.The smiles in the photos say it all.
    Thank you so very much.

  • mariam abdel-salam

    I must agree with Elaine. The gratitude I as a parent have for all the staff both clinical and non clinical that give their time to continue to make these amazing memories for our children is more than words can describe. These are experiences that without you they would likely never be able to have.

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