“After Kareem developed seizures and was diagnosed with Epilepsy, our options for summer camps were limited”

November 28, 2023

We are raising funds to support the Epilepsy South Central Ontario Sunny Days Camp.

This is a summer camp for children living with Epilepsy, as well as their siblings. Epilepsy South Central Ontario (ESCO) makes the camp accessible for all by making it affordable. Sunny Days Camp is supported by and relies on corporate sponsorship, public donations, and federal grants.

Epilepsy organizations like ESCO do not receive government funding

Our kids have been attending Sunny Days since 2022. After Kareem developed seizures and was diagnosed with Epilepsy, our options for summer camps were limited. We could send his brothers to any camp they wanted to go to but he would be excluded. General camps are not trained or equipped to keep kids with Epilepsy safe. This left us with a difficult decision. It was then I contacted ESCO and found out about Sunny Days. Not only could Kareem experience summer camp, with trained staff that can support him and keep him safe, but his brothers could go too! Sunny Days camp was the first camp our kids experienced. They made new friends, learned new skills, and went on amazing field trips.

Beyond this, Kareem gained the self-esteem and knowledge that he could do whatever his brothers could. They all learned a valuable insight that kids of all abilities can and need to be included.

ESCO needs our support to continue the ongoing operation of the camp.

A $150.00 donation can send 1 child to camp for 1 day.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 by May 30, 2024.

Anything you can afford would help – $5, $10, or $20.

We thank you for your support!

Aline, Akram, Sami, Kareem & Adam

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/epilepsy-south-central-ontario/campaign/supporting-sunny-days-camp/