School-age children look forward to summer vacation all year long. However, for a child with cancer, summer vacations are usually filled with doctor visits, tests, hospitalizations, and even surgeries. According to an article posted on FoxNews.com, children diagnosed with cancer, their siblings, and the siblings of those children who have lost their battle with cancer can spend part of their summer at Southern New Jersey’s Camp No Worries.
Camp No Worries was a dream for the Camp’s founder when she was battling cancer at 11-years-old and waiting for the school year to end, only to have to spend her summer in and out of the doctor’s office and hospital. At Camp No Worries, children with cancer can take the time to “be a kid” without having to worry about their next medical appointment.
The week-long program includes daily activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, archery, and landsports; and, for the teenagers, a wilderness adventure and FLAG (fight like a girl). Camp No Worries accepts all applicants who are medically cleared by their doctor and can provide immunization records, a physical exam form, and a copy of their insurance card. The Camp has at least five oncology nurses and/or nurse practitioners on-site at all times and has doctors on-call.
Unfortunately, not all the children who attend Camp No Worries win their fight with cancer. If your child has lost their battle with cancer as the result of negligence on the part of a healthcare professional, the dedicated failure to diagnose cancer lawyers in NJ at Blume Forte can help you determine whether you may have a meritorious claim. Contact us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.