Hurrah--camping and canoe trip

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2006 - 10:36am
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Just thought I would post about my eleven year old son and his Scout camp experience. This is his fourth year at camp--they let me come with them as camp cook--and he is loving it. I had always assumed that he could not attend camp but this camp has warmly welcomed him and changed to be able to accommodate him. They agreed to have me as camp cook and I have served in that capacity for several years. I am home now after two weeks with him at camp and he is there for one more week. The group of Scouts and Venturers are now out on a three day canoe trip and I am so excited for him. When he returns to camp there will be a nurse there serving as camp cook in my place.

This forum is about living with peanut allergy. DS has peanut, nut and fruit allergies but because caring adults and understanding, educated Scout friends are willing to change and to have me review their menu and food products, he is LIVING WELL and doing something that I thought he would never be able to do.

I am posting a good news story as I know how rare they sometimes are. I have lived with peanut allergy in my family for more than 40 years. I understand the fears and risks and limitations on living well. I am "over the moon" with happiness. I am sharing with all of you because you "get it". Thanks for listening.

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2006 - 11:03am
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Another happy post! That is so great to hear!!!!

Posted on: Fri, 08/25/2006 - 1:31am
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Kathyrn, great stuff! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think it's really important here on PA.com to hear *good* stories - how things are do-able, even things we, as PA parents perhaps didn't think would be do-able.
I'm so pleased that your son is having yet another great year at camp. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Your story is refreshing and I must say, on some days (most), MUCH needed here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2006 - 11:03am
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Another happy post! That is so great to hear!!!!

Posted on: Fri, 08/25/2006 - 1:31am
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Kathyrn, great stuff! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think it's really important here on PA.com to hear *good* stories - how things are do-able, even things we, as PA parents perhaps didn't think would be do-able.
I'm so pleased that your son is having yet another great year at camp. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Your story is refreshing and I must say, on some days (most), MUCH needed here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

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