Kyle’s Camp is where time stands still
If Kyle Andrews was with them at the 15th annual Kyle’s Camp, participants would have given him a huge hug and sincere thanks for coming up with the idea of a week of fun, sun and being spoiled rotten.
Each of the young people who travelled up from Perth for the camp this year have had, or have, serious illnesses which can sometimes keep them away from activities other children might get up to.
Kyle was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1997. But before he succumbed to the illness in 1998, he hosted his friends from Ward 3B at Princess Margaret Hospital on the first Kyle’s Camp.
Murray Blore, now 11, fought a cancer of the blood between the ages of 5 and 8. He said he related to Kyle and understood why he wanted others to experience Broome.
“It was great getting a break from school and going to the beach all the time,” he said.
“We went on a boat called the Great Escape, and it was like a hotel. We jumped off the deck into the sea so many times, and went on doughnuts pulled by the boat. When you do all this stuff, you forget everything and you’re just having fun.”
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