MDA Camp Excites Kids

Neuromuscular Diseases No Barrier Here

"Every day's a holiday" scream the shirts campers wear at MDA Camp in Hebron this week, where about 40 youngsters with neuromuscular diseases are enjoying summer camp.

"We got to fish on the dock and then we went boating," said Emily Andrews, recounting her morning. "I like that we get to sleep here overnight. That's really fun."

Counselors at Camp Hemlocks keep watch on their young charges. Some of them are in wheelchairs, including Griffin Latulippe, 17. He's been coming here since he was 10.

"Knowing that I can go to a place where everyone can do everything and there's no barriers, I don't have to worry about being left behind, or not being able to do what all the other kids are doing," he said.

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