Angie a 26 year old primary school teacher from the Sunshine Coast was diagnosed with ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at 6 years of age – this former camp quality kid now gives back.
Memories for life
She remembered having a throat infection that didn’t go away. The 2 years of treatments was a difficult time for the whole family. Her parents were both working full time and she and her sister were lucky to be able to rely on their grandmother to help out.
She remembers her school community being very kind and helpful to them.
Her First Camp
Angie went on her first Camp Quality camp at 8 years of age. At that time there were no siblings camps so her sister missed out on going but it was a nice time for her also as she got 1 on 1 time with her parents.
Angie loved her first camp and remembers it being fun and joyful meeting new friends and gives full credit to the volunteers for bringing laughter and light into her life.
There were special family day’s and Christmas parties etc and it was a fun way for her family to meet other families.
She remembered being able to forget about being sick for a week.
Now This Former Camp Quality Kid Gives Back
Its been 20 years in remission for Angie and last year she moved back from a teaching post out West and signed up to volunteer and has thoroughly enjoyed helping out at 6 camps so far.
Angie is doing the http://www.dineatmine.org.au/
It was fantastic meeting Angie and I loved hearing her story and spending a great day with her and all the volunteers.
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