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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Meet Sajhia

Meet Sajhia age 7 our guest for this week.  Sajhia has cerebral palsy, Agenesis of the corpus collasum, global developmental delay, seizure disorder, microcephaly, gastrostomy, wheelchar dependent, sleep apnea, hypotonia, asthma and is blind.  Sajhia is totally dependent on others for her care.  Sajhia is here this week with her newly adopted family.  It is amazing to see the smiles on her parents and sisters face when they speak of Sajhia.  You can tell this was a match made in heaven.  She smiles when her sister Tracy whispers in her ear and her parents Gary and Patricia can hardly talk about her without having tears stream down their faces. You can just see the love they all have for each other. 
We are so blessed to have this family with us to celebrate Thanksgiving here at Camp New Hope!  Sajhia's parents just finalized their adoption 2 weeks ago.  They shared with me they are in their 60's and never thought they would be adopting at this age but they said they wanted to do something meaningful in the later part of their lives and they knew this is what God wanted them to do.  So they adopted this precious little girl and most likely saved her life.  She is getting to experience a love like she has never had and her health is improving daily.  She has gone 22 days without a seizure.  Isn't it amazing what love can do?  The world would be a better place if we had more Gary's and Patricia's in it.

Have a great Thanksgiving,  may we all count our blessings and give thanks to God for allowing us to be a part of this special ministry.  Thank you for your support.  Come visit us when you can.

For the children,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Update on Noah

Greetings from Camp New Hope!  I wanted to update everyone on Noah who is still in the hospital in Winston Salem.  Noah had surgery yesterday to replace one of his lines and the surgery went well. He still is running a fever and has a unexplained infection even though he is one some really high powered antibiotics.  Noah is a fighter and Mom is really tired.  They are hoping that Noah will not run a fever for 48 hours then they can transfer him back to the hospital in Greenville where his regular physicians are.  Noah is still facing other surgeries in the future so please continue to pray for him as well as his family.

For the children,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Welcome Noah

Meet Noah age 5 and our guest this week.  Noah was checked by his Hospice nurse yesterday and had a fever so after assessing him he was taken to Ashe Memorial via ambulance where they stabilized him and transported him again via ambulance to the hospital in Winston Salem.  Noah is a sick little fellow.  Mom road with Noah in the ambulance,  Dad borrowed my vehicle since they drive a HUGE bus and followed to the hospital so I had the pleasure of watching Noah's 7 siblings!  I kinda felt like to old woman who lived in a shoe!  Noah is in intestinal failure and probably has some type infection but the physicians are running test to see if they can help him.  Noah will probably not be back to the camp but we are going to do the best we can keeping the others occupied.  The older boys would like to canoe so that is our plan today.  Please keep Noah in your prayers as well as his family.  It was sad here last evening without Noah but the experience has also made us even more aware of why we do what we do. 

Thank you so much to Will and Mark Adkins who provide this wonderful place for these hurting families.  We all are SO blessed.

For the children,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wynter Bella is our Guest this Week

Meet Wynter Bella age 2 and our special guest this week.  She is here with her mom and dad, four brothers, grandmother and uncle.  Wynter Bella does not talk or walk, has a trach and is tube fed.  Wynter has these huge dark brown eyes and she is just beautiful.  Even though she is confined to her wheelchair she sits quietly and listens to the sounds of the games in Mackinleys Playhouse as her older brothers play.  She is from Alabama and is meeting her uncle from Pennsylvania for the first time.  Her brothers have been busy riding the bikes since it is too cold to play in the water.  We actually had a little snow on Saturday.

Please pray for this family as well as the camp.  We appreciate your continued support of the camp.

Santa will be here for pictures on Saturday Nov. 19th from 11-12 if you are in the area.

For the children,