Most of the posts on this jabber portal of mine are expected to be, and will be about my Doodles and farm but not today. Im just bursting with pride and thoughts about my awesome daughter so that's what Im going to share.
I have a friend who says that my stories eventually circle back to the topic at hand so maybe it will happen............Maybe not?
Let's see what happens.
My daughter Emma is a senior at UW-Madison. She has been volunteering and working with a student organization on campus since her sophomore year called Camp Kesem.
Camp Kesem is a student run summer camp for kids whose parents have had or do have cancer. The students raise money to be able to send these youngsters to a summer camp for free. They recruit and train each other to be counselors, social media and marketing, event planners, entertainment committees, etc.
Last night was their big gala event called Make the Magic. It is an evening of celebrating the student's accomplishments and fundraising.
------First and ONLY chapter in the nation to offer a 3rd week of camp to over 250 children----
We got to meet some campers and their families and heard how the camp has helped and supported them through the worst imaginable life circumstances.
We listened to student counselors share how their involvement with this group helped them learn and grow as young adults.
And........we got to see over $165,000.00 being raised for this summer's events!!
As parents, we do your best to instill love, gratitude compassion in the young humans we are allowed to spend our lives with.
Camp Kesem has brought those qualities out in Emma and allowed her to give hope and comfort to some deserving young people.
I am so very proud of Emma in her selfless time she gives to this organization and these campers. She spends endless hours at trainings, planning meetings, preparing for events and long long hours during the weeks of camps. Even in October she's got "Kesem Meetings" scheduled in between physics and microbiology lab. Seeing the impact of this time and sacrifice her and all the students give come to life last night was truly amazing!
They call it ---------------
"The Power of Kesem"
Oh yeah, puppies!!!! I still have puppies from Leighla's litter.