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MICHAEL'S STORY

Michael Crossland is a Camp Quality Ambassador and global Inspirational Speaker. What many don't know, is that he was introduced to Camp Quality as a child, facing his own cancer diagnosis. 

"Camp Quality not only changed my life it also saved it. As an 11 month old being diagnosed with a terminal cancer and being subject to a horrific drug trial that killed 24 out of the 25 of us left me with nasty burns and long term side effects. My only dream was to lead a normal life, however I quickly realised when going to school or even walking the streets I was very different.  Going to Camp was the first time I truly felt normal. Being surrounded by people that actually understand your battles and your pain is something very hard to describe.

You would think a camp full of “sick” kids would be one of saddest yet it’s so far from the truth. It’s truly filled with pure laughter, optimism and happiness. 

I am truly blessed to be a National Ambassador for Camp Quality and I know this organisation has helped shape and mould me into the man I am today. To travel the world as an inspirational speaker is a privilege & I will never forget those that helped me along the way. Camp Quality, I am eternally grateful for your support and unwaivering love to me and my family! "

Thank you Michael for continuing to inspire so many children and families experiencing cancer with your story of incredible resilience in the face of adversity.