Thursday in the News

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Here’s some fabulous news to report from a town called North Bend, Washington that’s located not far from where I live:

An inclusive camp for burn victims called Eyabsut (which means: to rise above anything), is a camp where “everybody is different here and every body is the same” says Camp Director, Jeanette “JD” Day, also a burn victim.

At this camp, no one stares at them because of the way they look; the children and adolescents feel normal; for one week a year they feel as though they fit in.

The camp is sponsored by the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation.  You can also find links to this foundation through your Facebook account.  Camp Eyabsut almost died last year but a last-ditch fund raising effort kept it going and it’s now in its 26th year.

What an exceptional effort for some pretty exceptional human beings.

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