Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Fish Named Edward

As part of an Oncology Camp activity at Camp Aldersgate, a group of Garver employees spent the morning fishing with children ages 6-9. Matt Gross, Blake Roberson, Shaun Roberson, Adam Roberson, Seth Yancey, and Paul Strickland interacted with youth living with cancer or bleeding disorders.

"With the boys, it was fun to watch their excitement as they reeled in the catch, held and played with the fish, and laughed at the catfish's bark," Yancey said. "With the girls, we would hook the fish and they  would reel it in while yelling, 'fish, fish, yeah buddy!' Some of the fish even got named—one was 'Edward.' And several of the girls also tried to get up the courage to kiss the latest catch."

Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock, Arkansas serves to enrich the lives of children and youth who have medical/physical conditions or development delays. They provide a camping environment that encourages normalcy, socialization, and inclusiveness.

"After all they are going through, it was encouraging to see their smiles and hear their laughter," Yancey said. "Camp Aldersgate is providing a great service for these kids."

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