Thank you to Kayla Conroy and her family and friends for hosting the 8th annual Light My Fire benefit. This fundraiser was held on August 15, 2021 in Harrison, Ohio and raised funds for Camp Flame Catcher, our camp serving children with epilepsy. The evening included a 50’s theme and participants came ready to enjoy an evening of delicious food, drinks and dancing. Additionally they held a 50/50 raffle, had a silent auction and numerous baskets you could win through a raffle. Although the donations are still coming in, Kayla and her friends raised over $1500.00 for our agency.
Thanks Kayla for all you do for kids with epilepsy. Besides hosting this event, Kayla is a long time counselor at our camp.
When you get out of the bed in the morning and brush your teeth, do you think
about how easy that was for you? As you drive to work and pull an eight-hour shift,
have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow I am blessed”? My name is Kayla, and I am
a PCA at Children’s hospital Cincinnati. In 2013, I started volunteering at a camp for
kids with Epilepsy, called Camp Flame Catcher.
The average incidence of epilepsy each year in the U. S is estimated at 150,000 or 48
for every 100,000 people.
As a child, being “different” can change your life. You learn to evaluate your
surroundings to make sure people won’t stare or laugh at you. You fear sleepovers
with your friends because they are afraid of your condition.
As a parent to a child with Epilepsy you also fear that nobody can take care of your
child when they are away from you. You want so badly for your child to feel like part
of the group. To be a “normal” child.
Camp Flame Catcher allows all those things to happen.
That first camp changed my life, and I am asking you to help me continue changing
these kids’ lives. These families spend countless hours at hospitals and doctors
visits, they spend every penny on medicine to try to control this disorder. Some of
the families can’t afford to give their kids this amazing gift.
So what do you do when you have a problem? You find a solution. I started a
fundraiser event called Light My Fire. This year will be our third year doing this; all
the money raised goes directly to the camp to cover tuition for families unable to
provide the funds.
My mission: To shine light on Epilepsy and provide a way to see children smile
through their fight! With your help we can change the way a child experiences life,
even for a day. With your donation you can help me achieve this.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration. You can reach me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-284-7475