Time to Care: A Camp that Cares

By Ana Rivera | arivera@wutr.tv

Published 05/07 2014 07:27PM

Updated 05/07 2014 11:50PM

Time to Care:  A Camp that Cares

In February we met Kenny--a little boy with muscular dystrophy but despite the illness, nothing gets in his way of enjoying life.  And some people in our area are making sure of that.
Imagine being a child but no way to run or play the same way other kids can...it's something these kids deal with every day.  Muscular dystrophy makes the muscles extremely weak and sometimes everyday activities are painful.  But the people at the Muscle Dystrophy Association are helping to make it possible for some to enjoy summer camp.

“You pick him up and he doesn't want to go home.  They go swimming and hiking, just being with other kids that are similar,” says Natalie Frost, mother.

But MDA has a little help from their friends.  For 25 years, Clifford’s Fuel has sold shamrocks for a dollar a piece at their convenience stores. 

“I’m a shambassador," says Kenny Frost.

The money goes to help shambassadors like Kenny get to summer camp.

“When you got little guys like Kenny that tug at your heart strings, it's a way for us to give something back to the community," says Larry Palen, Clifford Fuel.

And for Kenny’s mom, she says the overwhelming support from our community is amazing to see taped on the walls of area convenience stores.

"I walked in here and I just had chills going up and down my body, The people in this area, whether they realize what it's for or not are donating one dollar and you look over the whole store, that's just amazing," she says.

But as the weather gets nicer, Kenny knows camp is right around the corner and he couldn't be more excited.

"It's when it gets hot," he says.

The summer camp begins June 29 and lasts until July 3.  Camp counselors are volunteers from the community and medical professionals.

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