(MOBILE, Ala.) -- Who could imagine a child having to deal with the pressures and stresses of life, wondering what the next day might bring. It's what many children who are fighting cancer face.
Not at Camp Rap-A-Hope.
"Camp week is a week spent for these children, just spent being a normal kid, they're not just a kid with cancer, they're just a kid," camp spokesperson Melissa McNichol said.
For one week every year, a special group of children don't have to worry about their cancer. They can focus on fun, which is important because its as if volunteers can see the healing happen. "They describe it with their faces, they don't have to use words, just the look on their faces is just sheer joy," camp volunteer Roz Dorsett said.
"After school and summer comes, I'm really happy that i can go to camp because I know I can just be myself and have all the fun I want and there's nothing to worry about the next day," said camper Dante Piccini.
The camp runs completely from public donations The supplies, the activities, the fun are all possible because of people like Leo Calagaz. He donated $500 to the camp for the holidays. "I think anybody has been touched by cancer in their life, specifically with children and we kind of take it on as our charity if you would for years to say this is what we wanted to get behind," he said.
To the campers words are not enough to describe the appreciation. "I can get up the next day, have even more fun than the day before," Piccini added.