Quantcast

Summer Camp Brings Fun to Kids with Cancer - KOAM TV 7

Summer Camp Brings Fun to Kids with Cancer

Updated:

Sergeant Christopher King knows what it means to be a soldier and he says that he's met many little soldiers at Camp Quality, a place dedicated to giving kids with cancer or in remission a place to forget their worries.

"We refer to them as little warriors because that's what they are," he said.

King came to the camp with a group of volunteers the day before to help with an event and enjoyed the experience so much that he came back to fish with campers during their week of summer activities.

"When I was a kid, you know, my dad took me fishing. That's kinda how I was raised and so I don't have kids and so this is kinda my opportunity to do the same thing," said King.

Joey, a recurring camper, spent his day fishing with King. He says he looks forward to this camp all year long.

"They let us do a lot of things that we wouldn't really be able to do at home," said Joey.

Camp Quality has been around for thirty-one years, providing a variety of traditional summer camp activities like playing basketball, swimming and fishing, but for Joey, he's just happy to have a place to play with his friends.

"It's just really fun and no offense to any parents, but it's our break from them," Joey stated.

The camp is seeing record growth with thirty-nine campers participating in this week's activities and king hopes to be able to continue to be a part of the program.

"It means a lot to us back at the office to be able to come out and spend time," said King.

And while King has never known anyone personally who has gone through cancer, he says that he can still relate to these children battling their own war against the disease.

"It doesn't mean that, you know, I can't relate because struggles are struggles," King stated.

  • NewsMore>>

  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-16

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-16

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-10-16 14:34:35 GMT

    The Joplin City Council is considering a pay increase for public safety employees.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>

    The Joplin City Council is considering a pay increase for public safety employees.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>
  • Suspect in Galena Arson Pleads Guilty

    Suspect in Galena Arson Pleads Guilty

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-10-16 00:05:44 GMT
    A Galena, Kansas man pleads guilty to two arsons from the spring and summer. Ronny Ray Piercefield admits that he set a grass fire on North Jefferson Street in Galena in March. That fire eventually engulfed a small structure. Piercefield also pleaded guilty to setting a fire that engulfed 68 bales of hay in rural Cherokee County, Kansas in July of 2018. Piercefield is to be sentenced in December of 2018.  Authorities have been investigating a string of fires that happened in ...More >>
    A Galena, Kansas man pleads guilty to two arsons from the spring and summer. Ronny Ray Piercefield admits that he set a grass fire on North Jefferson Street in Galena in March. That fire eventually engulfed a small structure. Piercefield also pleaded guilty to setting a fire that engulfed 68 bales of hay in rural Cherokee County, Kansas in July of 2018. Piercefield is to be sentenced in December of 2018.  Authorities have been investigating a string of fires that happened in ...More >>
  • Police Release More Information Regarding Pittsburg Shooting

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-10-15 22:07:44 GMT
    The Pittsburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in a weekend shooting. Police say Eric James Cravey is wanted in the Saturday shooting that injured Vanessa Rae McWhirt-Martin of Chetopa, KS. Authorities say McWhirt was a passenger in a black "Dodge Nitro" driven by Cravey. They say witnesses say she got out of the SUV during an argument with Cravey and was shot with a handgun.  McWhirt was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery. At last repo...More >>
    The Pittsburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in a weekend shooting. Police say Eric James Cravey is wanted in the Saturday shooting that injured Vanessa Rae McWhirt-Martin of Chetopa, KS. Authorities say McWhirt was a passenger in a black "Dodge Nitro" driven by Cravey. They say witnesses say she got out of the SUV during an argument with Cravey and was shot with a handgun.  McWhirt was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery. At last repo...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.