What Makes Us Different

  • "What They're Going Through, Others Have Been Through"

    The first time Callie Talbot came to summer camp for patients with cancer and blood diseases, she was 8 years old, scared and still going through chemo. But some of her favorite camp memories are of being treated as a "normal" camper, even though she had rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of connective tissues. She has kept coming back to Camp Joy every year, now as a junior counselor, to let other kids know that she's been through some of the same things they're going through. Here, she talks with camp nurse Linda Polman about what's so great about summer camp.