Special Wishes for Pediatric Patients at Camp Sunshine in Maine

Camp Sunshine pic
Camp Sunshine
Image: campsunshine.org

Anthony Perrone, MD, is the chief plastic surgeon at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. In this role, Anthony Perrone, MD, performs reconstructive surgeries and oversees a team of surgeons. Outside of his work at Maine General, Dr. Anthony Perrone enjoys supporting local charities, including Camp Sunshine.

Maine’s Camp Sunshine is a retreat for pediatric patients and their families. The camp is the nation’s only year-round retreat of its kind, providing a fun, supportive environment for families as they fight chronic or serious childhood illnesses.

Camp Sunshine is available to children dealing with cancer, systemic lupus, organ transplants, and hematologic and renal conditions. The camp’s dedicated volunteers and on-site physicians make sure families can relax and have fun during their stay.

At Camp Sunshine, each child has the opportunity to make a special wish. Campers make their own “wish boats” during arts and crafts time.

At a special ceremony, the boats are taken to the camp pond, their candles are lit, and the children make a wish and blow out the candles. The boats then become special souvenirs, tangible reminders of the children’s wishes at a happy time in their lives.

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