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Children with Kidney Disease Experience Week of Fun at Camp Copneconic

Fenton Township camp hosting 26th annual National Kidney Foundation Michigan week-long event.

Many children with kidney disease will forget about the condition this week.

They won't stop taking medication or experience some miracle cure, but they will have a week of fun at Camp Copneconic.

The 26th annual camp is for children 8 to 16 who have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Children with CKD often have limited options for outdoor activities because of their need for dialysis treatment or medical attention. The National Kidney Foundation Michigan offers fun activities the kidney patients can enjoy at camp, including swimming, boating, horseback riding, zip-lining and more. Some of the children must take breaks to receive treatment.

Kids’ Camp is staffed with medical personnel and provides access to dialysis and other medical treatment for children. The kids who attend are able to have life-changing camp experiences with other children their age, all while being looked after by dedicated medical volunteers.

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.

christina tedder February 05, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Hello my name is Christina Tedder mother of Khalif Tedder who has enjoyed life at camp for many years. I thought that you all would like to know that Khalif has has his first kidney transplant January 12,2013..He is truley doing well and is hoping that he will be able to attend camp another year. Thank you for having a place for the children to come an enjoy and be around others that understands one another. Thanks agian Ms Tedder

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