A Camp Fire Foundation
My history with Camp Fire is rich, and one filled with learning, laughter and fun. It started when I was six years old thanks to my mother who searched for a program we could do together. After being rejected from another program due to our ethnicity, Camp Fire welcomed us with open arms. I am grateful for all the friendships and experiences and I know I would not be the person I am today, without participating in Camp Fire programs.
When my husband Peter and I heard we were having twins, one of the first things we were told was that we shouldn’t expect them to make it. You see, Eliza and Jade are a rare kind of twins called monoamniotic-monochorionic (or momo, for short) twins. This means they’re identical twins that share the same amniotic sac and were at risk for a myriad of complications. While it was a blessing to carry them, it didn’t come without many sleepless nights of worry, dozens of doctor’s appointments, and a two-month hospital stay so that we could be close to the operating room.
Fast forward three years, and Eliza and Jade are happy, healthy, and very curious about the world around them. They are our dream come true and not a day goes by that we aren’t thankful for having them in our lives.
Together, we wanted to find a way to honor the strength and resilience that Eliza and Jade have shown and that is why we decided to start the Eliza and Jade Dream Fund. – Hillary U
With the Eliza and Jade Dream Fund supporting Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, it’s our hope that children across the region will have the opportunity to be touched by the wonder that Camp Fire can bring. We established this fund to enable Camp Fire to continue building strong programs and ensure that other kids can follow their dreams through leadership development and a connection to the natural world.
For me, Camp Fire gives kids a chance to be themselves and grow into who they want to be. I wish I had something like it when I was growing up, so the chance to help support it now is very exciting. – Peter Freeman
Together we can make a powerful difference for Camp Fire kids.