I am helping to raise funds to support Camp Open Arms, a program that was brought to life by University of Maryland School of Medicine pediatric orthopaedist Dr. Joshua Abzug, who works with patients with limb differences. Dr. Abzug imagined a place where children with limb differences could experience a carefree camp experience – and Camp Open Arms began accepting campers in 2015.
Now in its sixth year, Camp Open Arms provides a safe and supportive environment for kids to engage in traditional summer camp activities with their specific physical and emotional needs in mind. As one camper shared, “I finally have friends who are like me.” Moreover, campers are building lasting friendships and happy memories based on shared experiences, which are all vital to a child’s well-being and sense of self-esteem.
Camp Open Arms is made possible through generous donors and volunteers. With this philanthropic support, the camp can continue its mission of helping children with limb differences gain strength, courage, and determination while building bonds within their community.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal!