With over 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States, there are more than 3 million children affected by a parent's cancer
Because they don't appear sick, their needs are often over looked and they suffer quietly, leading to academic, social, emotional, and developmental problems
Many of these children have lost mothers . . .
Fathers . . .
Or their parents are going through treatments currently
Camp Kesem provides a free, week-long summer camp for these children
It is completely run by student volunteers from over 50 colleges across the nation
One week creates lifelong friendships
And memories to last a lifetime
These children have experienced and gone through what no one should ever have to
But they are not alone, and will continue to overcome any and all obstacles
To see more pictures from this project, you can visit Camp Kesem @ BYU's facebook page (they are the college who did this project). For more information about Camp Kesem, you can visit the national page at campkesem.org.
To support a Camp Kesem chapter in your area, you can donate at campkesem.givebig.org