The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) has reached its goal to send 100 campers to its Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp in Clarksville, Ohio. More than $180,000 was raised by the ACA to send the children, 10-17 years of age, to the camp.
“We have had tremendous success raising funds for the camp this year. People have given generously after seeing the difference the camp makes for these children. By working with children’s hospitals, industry partners, ACA members, support groups and other health care providers, the youth camp is currently at 100% capacity this summer. This doubles our enrollment from last year,” Marshall J. Cohen, chairman of the ACA board of directors, stated in a press release.
“Parents report that their campers leave camp with higher self-esteem and more self-confidence,” Cohen stated. “And that’s what it’s all about.”