Two weekends ago, Ashton got to attend Hope Loves Company's camp up in northern California, specifically Boulder Creek. Jodi O’Donnell Ames started this nonprofit after she lost her husband to ALS. She saw firsthand the impact ALS had on their children and wanted to create something that specifically supports all children affected by ALS. Her idea has grown into a wonderful nonprofit providing an outlet for the kids.
They put on annual camps around the nation that are the most beneficial to Ashton. I asked him to journal this time about his experience, below is his summary and thoughts...
"Today, I flew with my cousin Allie and Auntie Analise and we flew to San Francisco and we went to camp. We got there early so I played tether ball with the other kids that were there. We then had dinner and after dinner, we did shoutouts to everyone. We then went to a camp fire to roast marshmallows and had so much fun.
My family is so thankful for what these wonderful people do. I am so happy that Ashton is able to experience these camps. For more information on Hope Loves Company, to donate or to inquire on getting involved, go to www.hopelovescompany.org