Welcome CWRV Transport drivers, employees, friends and associates!
We invite you to make a difference in the life of a child with cancer.
Support Care Camps today.
If you could make a difference in the life of a child with cancer, would you? Would you look for a way to bring them hope and help them heal? Would you find ways where they could feel "normal" again?
At Care Camps we say "YES" and more importantly we do something about it.
Our mission is to allow these amazing children to enjoy the joy, healing and freedom that comes from attending specialized summer camps where they can just be themselves. Surrounded by other kids just like them, they swim, go on hikes, sign songs and create memories that help get them through the tough times. They heal physically and emotionally, and hope flourishes.
We invite you to make a difference in the lives of these children. Please donate to Care Camps today.
Abby with her counselor, Sarah (right), and Nurse K
We would like to introduce you to Abby. Abby is a 10 year-old survivor of leukemia who “lives for camp,” and we’re not kidding.
When her body began to rebel against the bone marrow transplant that cured her leukemia last year, things got so bad that the doctors sent her home in early July and told her parents they had about 48 hours until her liver and kidneys completely shut down. She told her mother, “I don’t think God wants me to die because I have to go to Camp.” Camp was scheduled for late August, so her parents held their breath and prayed.
Meanwhile, the medical staff at Camp, prepared for the possibility of hosting an acutely ill Abby, assuming she lived that long. The Camp, which is held in Northern Virginia, is fortunate to partner with the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, which provides an unparalleled level of support to the 100 campers who attend every year. As camp time drew near and Abby continued to defy her doctors’ prognosis, plans were put in place to house Abby in the infirmary so she could spend her nights under continuous medical care and as much of her days as possible enjoying a normal range of camp activities. Abby joined the Glamour class, sang songs at campfire (even leading a few of them), and participated in dance class, including a skit in the annual talent show.
When Abby returned from camp, her miraculous rally continued. Her lab results showed normal liver and kidney function, even without the drugs that had been previously administered to help them. Abby celebrated her 10th birthday at the Camp’s “Family Day at KOA,” an inaugural program held at the Williamsburg KOA in late September, and also served as a flower girl in the wedding of her camp counselor Sarah, a fellow survivor, in late October. She continues to amaze and inspire all around her and she chalks it all up to “camp magic.” We couldn’t agree more.