Last week, the 28th year of VACC Camp (Ventilation Assisted Children’s Center), a free week-long overnight camp for children needing a tracheostomy ventilator, C-PAP, BiPAP, or oxygen to support breathing. The camp, which takes place during Spring Break here in South Florida, is hosted each spring by Miami Children’s Hospital and attracts campers from throughout the United States and internationally.
I’ve had ties to the camp ever since producing a feature documentary film on the camp for its 25th year back in 2011. I’ve returned every year since to produce short videos of select camp activities such as Pool Day in 2012, the annual visit by Therapy Dogs, Inc. last year, and just a few weeks ago, Beach Day.
These “technology dependent” children make a tremendous impact on the lives of the many young volunteers who give up their Spring Break to be a part of this amazing camp. The camp had a perspective-altering impact on my own life during my first year there. So today, I want to leave you with a few images I shot of these remarkable campers and ask that you please consider supporting this very special camp. Visit VACCcamp.com to find out how.