Taleah Sanders of Winchester is among dozens of teen burn survivors who are headed to Washington, DC, for a one-week camp experience hosted by the International Association of Fire Fighters Foundation.
The camp is led by professional fire fighter counselors who know the challenges these children face.
Sanders will arrive in the national capitol on Saturday to attend the camp, which is designed to allow teen burn survivors the chance to enjoy a week of activity and fellowship among teens who have faced similar adversities.
Each camper is assigned to a firefighter to serve as a friend and mentor throughout the week of adventure and fellowship. Each camper has a story and each firefighter counselor has volunteered their time, professional experience and compassion to make sure their camper’s story has a happy ending.
The camp will be filled with activities. On Sunday, campers will tour the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Monday, campers will join DC firefighters for lunch at the Chinatown Firehouse, and on Thursday, they enjoy a carnival day at Camp Wabanna in Mayo, Minnesota.