Kelcey & Josh's Camp Quality Stories
Auckland / Northland
When ex-camper and Camp Quality volunteer Kelcey went through her childhood cancer journey in 2009, involving serious and invasive treatment, she was grateful to have her friend Josh by her side. Kelcey and Josh have known each other most of their lives due to their mums' close friendship - Kelcey and Josh even have similar birthdays.
Sadly Josh lost his mum to cancer when he was 7 years old, and now he has joined Camp Quality as a volunteer to show support for his friend Kelcey and to honour his mum's memory.
“It’s really significant for me to give back to an organisation like Camp Quality – because of what I've seen Kelcey go through, but also because I know my mum would be proud of me for supporting children on their cancer journey,” says Josh.
Having recently completed his companion training in Auckland, Josh was blown away by how much going on camp positively impacts the lives of children living with cancer, and their whānau.
“During the training, a mother and camper came along and shared all that Camp Quality meant to them. It was so awesome to see the impact Camp Quality has on these kids’ lives. You could see the joy and meaningful benefits by the way they reacted. To be a part of that joy is awesome.”
Ka pai Kelcey and Josh – we're so lucky to have you as part of our Camp Quality whānau.