From Camper to Volunteer
This August I have once again come to the LRS summer camp. I still remember the last time I participated in the summer camp six years ago. That was the year Little Red Scarf had just helped me through heart surgery. As a camper, I attended the events. However, this time is different from last time. Now I am participating as a volunteer.
There were a lot more campers this year than when I was last here. As a volunteer, I also learned a lot. Every day at the end of the camp day, I would lie in bed and recall the day. I wondered whether I was able to communicate well with them and if there were things I could improve.
Several days into the camp, the whole camp felt like a big family. Every time we were outside the camp resort, we would look out for each other. This natural habit we developed for caring about each other allowed us to in turn gain love.
My internship experience over the past year has given me a stern teacher's look that can seem cold and demanding. My teaching is often very strict, but the kids are still with me. These children are very precious to me.
The games in the camp were at first very difficult to complete. But once we got started, everyone gave it their all and participated as a team by working together. We ultimately challenged the impossible again and again. I think that they all have a very sincere spirit, as they never give up. A sense of security allows these children to not give up with their fight against congenial heart disease, enabling them to have hope and shine.
Original article written by Lina, translated by Nina Chen, edited by Carolyn D.
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