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"Our goal is to let kids be kids forget about cancer, let kids be kids," says Kym.
"You don't see them as a child that's sick anymore, you see them as a child that's living their childhood and getting to have fun like every other child in the world that doesn't suffer from an illness," says Leanna.
"It brings some normality to their lives," adds Dr. Vega.
"In the hospital environment with a diagnosis of cancer, you don't have much control you don't get to decide when you get your chemotherapy when you want to come in to the hospital," Nike Kd Vi Premium Basketball Shoes
Camp Rainbow is not just for children in recovery, the camp is specially designed for kids still receiving treatment.
It's a child's dream camp. A camp with tons of fun things to do. "We won! This is for you mama. We won!" Yells one camper.
But for resilient kids like these, doctors say cancer is definitely not a death sentence.
"We have very fragile patients and the fact that they can get ill at any time, we have a very experienced group of nurses and physicians who provide immediate care to our kids," says Dr. Vega.
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But this is not your ordinary summer camp. Camp Rainbow is for tough kids ages 4 to 16 fighting cancer or other rare blood diseases.
"The word cancer equates to death. In children that is a big misunderstanding. More than 85 percent of all children who develop cancer survive," explains Dr. Vega.
And fun is just what the doctor ordered. "This is a place where Nike Basketball Shoes 2014 Lebron we really can put these children first and I think that is the best medicine," says MCG Nurse Practitioner Beth Fisher.
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RUTLEDGE, Ga. For many of the kids, it's the most exciting week of their whole year. Its a chance to be a normal kid for just a few days. We're talking about Camp Rainbow, a camp through MCG's Children Medical Center for children with cancer or rare blood disorders. News 12 takes you behind the scenes for Camp Rainbow's 25th Birthday and shows you how you can help these kids keep smiling.
"It's really for the kids. When they come to camp they're entirely different. They're completely uninhabited. They're not patients, they're children," says Beth.
"Whenever we like meet new friends and everything they like say they had cancer so it's fun because you ain't like left out," says Tommy.
Kym Allen is the Director of the camp and Manager of Child and Adolescent Life Services at MCG. She's helping the camp celebrate it's 25th birthday.
The camp is truly a kid's dream, with activities every where you look. There's something for everyone.
"The different activities arts and crafts, tennis, swimming and riding the horses," says camper Markeisha Gibbons, in her 10th year at the camp.
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"When you get cancer, you can't really do much of nothing. But when you get here you can just jump up and down and stuff and act like you don't even have it anymore," explains camper Noah Rhoden, in his 4th year at the camp.
And of course, what's a summer camp without pranks? "I woke up one morning with my fingernails and toenails painted," adds Noah.
"I'm in charge of fixing boo boos, giving them all their meds. We do meds four times a day," says Camp Nurse Leanna Carswell.
The camp does spend one night looking back, and talking about the deadly disease. "We have a remembrance ceremony on the first night and we celebrate the lives of all the kids that have lost their battle with cancer in the previous year," says Kym.
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