It was my first year at Camp Wekandu (Arthritis Camp). I felt so lonely cause I didn’t know anyone. As the week went on I made tons of life-long friends. But every good thing must come to an end. The night before we had to leave we had a dance. At the end of the dance they played My Wish by Rascal Flatts, and it took everything in my not to cry like a baby. But it happened anyway. We all got in a big circle and belted out the song. At the end hugs and cries we shared all around and I looked right at the lifeguard Liz and she gave me the biggest hug ever. And from that moment on I knew I had to come back. Six years later I’m becoming a counselor. It’s been my dream job ever since I shared that moment with so many people like me, and I will never forget it.

– Kamille Ward