COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio camp works to provide children with serious illnesses a way to escape. The getaway that left a lasting impact on Allie Myers. She took a trip back to Flying Horse Farms to drop off something special.
“This is where you walk into camp when you first get here,” said Myers. “It makes me happy.”
Flying Horse Farms is a medical specialty camp. Myers was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at age 10.
“I felt like it was kind of my whole life, taking care of my own health right when I was diagnosed. Just be away from that for a week and forget about it and just be a kid, it was really nice.”
Now, she’s playing her part to make sure others can have the same opportunity.
For her senior capstone project, the aspiring graphic designer created and sold “gratitude journals,” raising more than $4,000 and donating it all to camp.
“I was expecting to only sell 50 and now we’ve sold 650.”
It’s something camp liaison Abby Rieger said is very special.
“I think it’s awesome for a number of reasons,” said Rieger. “The big one being, no family that comes to camp or any camper that comes to camp pays any money to attend. So, it’s all funds raised and donated by awesome people like Allie who care a lot about the cause.”
Myers says she will continue to make the journals and donate the proceeds to Flying Horse Farms. For more information, email Myers.firstname.lastname@example.org.