Alexandra Green is an 11-year-old girl living with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – the most common type of cancer found in children that affects the blood and bone marrow tissue.
Alexandra is currently in treatment for her condition and has an extremely compromised immune system – meaning she and her family have to be extra cautious when going outside or in any public space. “Alexandra is not able to go many places like she used to because of germs – especially COVID-19. She hasn’t been able to see friends outside of school for quite some time,” shared camper dad, Zacharey.
Looking for opportunities for Alexandra, her mom Jennifer discovered Roundup River Ranch through their school nurse. “We know a few families who have sent their kids to Roundup River Ranch before, so when the school nurse sent us information on the new Camp Online programs – we decided now was the perfect time to get signed up.”
Alexandra, along with her sister Lauren, joined us online for Discovery Club and Craft Extravaganza Club this past spring. Both clubs were held weekly during the month of April, intentionally allowing campers to spend multiple evenings together to connect and cultivate bonds with friends for an hour – while working on fun crafts and activities.
In addition to Camp Clubs, the Green family participated in our first Family Camp online session of the year.
“A lot of times we are all home together, but not always doing things together. Family Camp online was a wonderful chance for us to set aside time to spend together and have fun. We were able to get silly and have some great laughs,” shared Jennifer.
Family Camp fun will continue in the Green family’s home. “Everything was so well thought out and organized. We loved how you could choose which activities to do during camp and we appreciated there were even more activities we could try as a family after camp was over. We specifically loved the foosball table craft activity. We’ll be able to play with that as a family long after camp!”
Camp Online gave the Green family much needed relaxation and respite. “Camp brought us back mentally to a time before our daughter’s diagnosis, where we could laugh, work together as a team, and just be silly. During Family Camp online, there was not a thought in our minds about Alexandra’s illness, doctor’s visits, or hospital stays.”
The Green family feels very fortunate to have had the chance to experience camp all together…completely free of charge.
“Raising our three children and paying for the high cost of medical care does not leave us in a financial position to be able to afford extras such as camp. If camp wasn’t free, we would not be able to have this amazing experience. Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to create meaningful and lasting memories for our family.”