A Look Inside the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Summer Camps

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this video from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, young adults living with muscular dystrophy (MD) reminisce about their experience at the MDA’s summer camp.

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Children and teenagers with muscular dystrophy can get a lot out of an MDA summer camp — it’s often the first time that they’ll meet others going through the same things as them. The camps allow the children to participate in lots of fun activities, make lifelong friends, and learn to be more independent.

The camps are free to attend and funded by generous donations to the MDA. They offer campers a chance to shine, come out of their shell and increase their self-esteem in an environment where they’re the norm, not the different ones.

Parents also benefit from the camp. The week’s respite from the often difficult and challenging job of being a caregiver can give parents a much-needed chance to recharge and indulge in some personal time.

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