By Aubrey Wrigley, Former Camper —
As I was finishing up my treatment in Boise, Idaho, my doctors recommended I go to Camp Rainbow Gold. They explained what it could offer me, but I was hesitant to go. I worried I wouldn’t fit in or that nobody would understand what it was I was going through.
My parents encouraged me to go and when I got to camp, I felt a calm from being there. I got this feeling that this is the place I need to be. When I got to camp, my counselors were so welcoming. I felt all my worries and troubles go away. They showed me the cabin we would be staying in and told me what was happening for the week.
I was welcomed by everyone and felt so blessed to be there. I had never attended a support group or anything while going through treatment, but attending this camp helped me while I was finishing up my treatments.
After being at camp getting to know everyone, I felt so much better and that I could be myself. I was shocked at how fast I got to know the girls in my cabin and everyone else at the camp. I found myself not thinking about whether someone was looking in my direction because some of my hair was gone or that they could see my scar.
Everyone at camp accepted me for who I was and they never looked at me like I was different. I never felt that I was being judged—I could just be myself.
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