We have been hearing about Camp WACK since we brought Ian home and couldn't imagine that he would actually be able to "water ski" but he did it! Yesterday was his day to attend and he thoroughly enjoyed it. This program is amazing!!! Check it out at campwack.org. There were many volunteers who give of their time, talents, boats, gas, food, etc, etc to make memories for some special kids! Tom and I were overwhelmed that so many people would donate and sacrifice so much for Ian and the other children. I don't think we can imagine the freedom that these kids feel as they zip along the water independently. Ian wasn't quite sure at first, but as soon as he was put into the water, he was ready to go! (I think he's part fish.) Not only do they provide the kids with as many rides as they can get in, but they had a fantastic lunch and many awesome on-shore activities for the siblings. Besides the water skiing, there were fire trucks and an ambulance for them to look into and even get in. And, to top it off, the lake is right beside a train track, too, so it's a little boy's heaven. After 5 hours and 3 long skiing rides, we told the boys we had to leave and none of them were ready, but especially, Ian!
Camp WACK Volunteers and Donors: THANK YOU! You may never know what this day means to so many kids!
Ready to ski!
As they lowered him into the water from the dock
Prince Charming waiting for his boat (he REALLY loved being surrounded by so many young ladies!)
And, off he goes!
2 jet skis follow closely, ready to grab him in case he would tip over (which Ian would probably love!)
Happy boy at the end of his first ride!
I should also mention that these folks that do Camp WACK for 3 days in a row so they can serve as many kids as possible. That's a lot of volunteers, boats, gas, vacation days, food, etc, etc.!