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Summer Camp Brings Fun to Kids with Cancer

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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.

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