And the next day, the first day of high school...the first day back in traditional school with no hospital home-bound, no more on-line classes...Parker didn't just decide to re-enter school...he decided to leave his wheelchair behind and WALK through those doors and into his new-found strength and re-boot on “being a kid”. He did it! And he has been doing it all week! We know that Parker's strength and drive brought him here! We know that our many prayers and continued hope pushed this opportunity into his path. But what we didn't know is that Camp Boggy Creek would give us and our sweet child a gift that is beyond measure and is full of JOY for our entire family.
The words “thank you” are not enough. Our hearts burst with appreciation far beyond what we could say with our voices. And we are so very thankful that the Arthritis Foundation made this possible; that Paul Newman had the vision and love to start these amazing camps for children with life threatening and life altering chronic diseases; and that there are volunteers, staff, and medical professions that give of themselves so that our children may simply LIVE LIKE KIDS. We love you dearly!