Learning life lessons during Camp Rhythm, a summer stay for kids with heart conditions

August 11, 2017 - summer camp

Corwin Pherson had never been to an overnight stay before. He was adult during 5 a.m. a initial morning, watchful for a rest of a cabin to arise up.

The 9-year-old from Waterloo isn’t certain what it’s called — a heart problem he was innate with. He knows he’s had like 17 surgeries, 3 large open-heart ones. He takes a lot of pills and needs an inhaler.

Corwin’s cabin started a day on a ropes course. First stop, a 30-foot climbing wall. The tiny child forked to it, wide-eyed. “I’m going to brave myself to go all a approach adult there,” he said.

Children with heart conditions got to knowledge a fears and joys of summer stay final week during one combined usually for them: Camp Rhythm.