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Forget that Camp Rainbow is for kids with cancer. It’s about being a kid, plain and simple.

So says Heather Nicks, and she ought to know.

Nicks, 26, is a camp counselor at Camp Rainbow, and one who brings a special insider’s perspective. From age six to 11, she was a camper at MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center’s camp for kids with cancer and blood disorders.

“I had a benign brain tumor and underwent surgery at the children’s hospital,” she explains.

“Like other campers, I was tired of people looking at me, checking me, talking about me.

At camp, no one cared what I had or what treatments I was getting — they let me be a kid, not a patient.”

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Editor-in-Chief: Bernard L. Maria, MD, MBA
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