Camp New Hope is a 501C-3 (non-profit tax deductable) organization. Camp New Hope offers families of
children with life threatening medical conditions a week at the camp in the beautiful mountains of NC
on the New River.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Welcome Gracie and Randy……

 

Greetings it is a beautiful morning at Camp New Hope! Meet the Norris family Dad (Brian) Mom (Crystal) Alex (15) Tiffany (13) Kristian (11) and our special guest Randy (5) and Gracie (4). Randy has spinocerbella Ataxia and has the coolest braces for his legs that enables him to walk. Mom says that Randy will eventually be in a wheelchair and his hands will be crippled but we are going to pray for a miracle and sit back and see what God can do. Gracie has cerebral palsy, developmental delay, speech and language deficits, strabismus, near sightedness, is in a wheelchair and can not talk but she does know how to communicate. She just had double hip replacement and is still recovering.

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Alex and Dad are fishing this morning and will be canoeing shortly, Randy rode the Adkins mini copter here at the camp last night and wasn’t sure if he liked it or not. He just kept saying “SCARED”. Mom, Tiffany, Kristian, Randy and Gracie are going to Big Ivy Art Studio to make something with clay. We plan to grill hamburgers with the family for lunch and Mr. and Mrs. Holt brought by fresh corn last night so we will have with that with the burgers. We have a busy next few days, a trip to ride the horse and buggy and then a visit from our own Santa Clause which is always a BIG HIT! I am sure we will be in the water a lot this week with the warmer temperatures.

Please remember this family as well as all the Camp New Hope Families in your thoughts and prayers. We have a full year with some families scheduled in Mr. Corpenings overflow cabin as well as in my cabin. God bless you for all you do! Happy 4th of July next weekend.

For the children,


Randy Brown
rbrown@waterfrontgrp.com
Office: (336) 982-3797
Fax: (336) 982-3258
Mobile: (704) 796-6641

Monday, June 20, 2011

Please Welcome Alana

 

Greetings from Camp New Hope!  What crazy weather we have all be having… a tornado touched down just across the top of the property last week and took the roof off of a house on Hwy 16, because we are surrounded by mountains we were not even aware of what was happening.  Thank God for his protection.  Guess we need to get a weather radio………..

Meet Alana age 5 who is our guest this week. She comes to us this week with her family all the way from Eufaula, Alabama.  Alana is pretty tired today after the long drive. Grandpa and a cousin are fishing this morning and we hope they catch “the big one”.  Actually the fish have been biting so the last few families have caught quite a few.  Alana has congenital encephacopathy, cerebral palsy and asthma, she is unable to speak but she does know how to make her wishes known.  She is also unable to walk but loves riding in the Kubota. She also loves to listen to music.

 

Yesterday when we were checking the family in I was about to show them the renovations on the bedroom so Alana will be able to stay in the same room with them.  As I was about to enter the room I saw something out of the corner of my eye as I looked down I saw a black snake that was over 3 ft long.  Sure was glad Grandmother was not afraid of snakes.  I quickly called in the “snake busters” and it was gently removed and placed back outside.  Must have gotten in when the family was leaving Friday.  They will scoot right in if given the opportunity.  Well that was our excitement for a normally quite Fathers Day.

I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and support. Without your continued kindness and support this camp would not be possible.

May God bless you beyond your imagination.

For the children,

Randy Brown
rbrown@waterfrontgrp.com
Office: (336) 982-3797
Fax: (336) 982-3258
Mobile: (704) 796-6641

Monday, June 13, 2011

Welcome Josh to Camp New Hope

 

Greetings from a beautiful and busy Camp New Hope. Meet our guest for the week, Josh age 14 who is here this week with his family. Josh has had over 30 surgeries since birth as well as a bladder transplant in 2007. He now has a stoma in him tummy where he has to catherize himself every 3 hours 24/7 for the rest of his life. Josh still has many surgeries ahead of him and spends most of his summers at Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital so he is really excited that this year he gets to spend a week at Camp New Hope. Because Josh has something called Bladder Exstrophy he is unable to do many physical activities so he will enjoy the canoe rides as well as driving the golf cart. Josh has already tried his hand at the arcade games and I am sure by the end of the week he will be a pro. Josh’s dad and granddad can’t wait to try their hand at fishing. We hope they catch the BIG ONE! We are so excited about Josh and his family being here with us this week.

On another note, I spoke to little Rebecca Budds mother this weekend and Rebecca is still in the hospital and is running a fever even though she is on some really high powered antibiotics. The physicians are trying to find where this infection is so it can be treated properly. Please remember this little girl as she continues to recovery.

Pray for the special ministry of Camp New Hope, each and every volunteer and all the supporters of the camp. Thank you for all you do for the Camp. God bless each and everyone of you. A BIG thanks to Will and Mark Adkins who make this beautiful place possible.

For the children,

Randy


Randy Brown
rbrown@waterfrontgrp.com
Office: (336) 982-3797
Fax: (336) 982-3258
Mobile: (704) 796-6641