Methodist Healthcare Ministries sponsors camp for diabetic children
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is proud to have sponsored Camp Freedom, a residential/day camp of the South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association for children ages 7-14 years old with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. The event took place June 24-26 at the UT Rio Grande Valley Wellness & Recreational Sports Complex in Edinburg, Texas.
The goal of the South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association is to provide a fun and safe camping experience for children who have diabetes, so that they do not see their diabetes as an overriding issue, but rather an important added factor. Campers enjoyed a fun filled weekend of swimming, educational activities, games, arts and crafts. Health care professionals, educators, and volunteers provided supervision under the guidance of local pediatric endocrinologists.
"Methodist Healthcare Ministries is delighted to support the South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association, an organization that is making a difference in children's lives in the Rio Grande Valley," expressed Patricia Mejia, director of community engagement at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. "With nearly 2 million Texans living with diabetes, we rely on community partnerships to help address the high prevalence of this devastating disease."
The South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association was established after determining the imperative need in the Rio Grande Valley and the lack of resources. The organization strives to give families support and encouragement so children with diabetes can live happy, confident lives.
For more information about the South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association, please visit www.stjda.org.