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TEEN BRAIN TUMORE SURVIVORS ARRIVE AT HEADS UP CONFERENCE AT CAMP MAK-A-DREAM IN MONTANA

By Stacia Wagner
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yesterday afternoon teens from across the United States arrived for the week long Heads Up Conference at Camp Mak-a-Dream in Gold Creek, Montana. None of the teens had ever been to Montana and most had never travels away from their parents.

Why did they come? To meet other people who had shared the brain tumor journey and who would understand what life after a brain tumor means and how it impacts your teen years. From the onset, people were quickly bonding and asking when they would have a chance to talk about the things they can’t talk to their friends about. They were also talking about what most teens want to talk about: sports, girls, guys, music, games and stuff adults just don’t get.

They spent an hour talking about the volunteer projects they will work on this week for their community service project on Saturday and the stereotypes of the populations they will be working with.
The night ended with an amazing rainbow, guys playing pool, girls writing notes to the other people in camp, and staff sharing sentimental stories about the conversations they had been part of.

Thank you to the parents who let their children travel across the country for this amazing experience. Stay tuned for pictures and more storied from Children’s Brain Tumor and Camp Mak-a-Dream’s Teen Brain Tumor Survivor Heads up Conference.

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