Speaker 1 (00:00): Such a positive effect when you’ve got something to look forward to, it makes a huge difference. It’s really special. With the situation now with COVID, we’re back in very familiar territory as all cancer families would be. It’s not only one virus, it’s everything is a potential threat. To then go to a Camp Quality event where every time you line up to touch anything, someone’s there with a squirty hand sanitizer. They know. They don’t make a huge, big deal out of it, it just is a safe environment, which is so incredible when you’re going through something where you never, ever feel safe.
Speaker 1 (00:38): And I remember one time Ollie coming, racing back, pouring with sweat across the basketball court or something at a family camp saying, “Mom, mom, Nicholas’ brother also takes six MP.” And dashing off again. And I did a kind of, “What?” And it all sort of clicked together in his mind that it wasn’t just him with his weird brother, and that counts for so much. That’s a huge, huge thing.
Speaker 1 (01:04): One of the fantastic things about the kids’ camps is that you’ve also got the safety of the medical vollie who’s there on site all the time, and that was where I really felt even those finer details were absolutely covered and he was in very, very safe hands. When the COVID isolation is eased and normal people and, inverted commas, can go back to normal lives, it doesn’t go back to normal for families who have children with cancer.