Hello, my name is Bre’Ajhanae Grayson, and I am a senior at Grambling State University majoring in leisure studies with a concentration in therapeutic recreation.
During July, I interned at MedCamps of Louisiana. MedCamps is a world of fun for kids with special needs.
I spent four weeks working with kids with different disabilities: down syndrome, spina bifida, sickle cell, autism and so many more disabilities affect children’s daily lives, but this camp allows an escape.
Children came to camp for a week and participated in swimming, canoeing, zip-lining, paintball, archery, making T-shirts, fishing, and more. I had a great time representing my school, and I plan on going back next summer.
Interning at MedCamps has positively tremendously impacted my career. Having the chance to work with others who do not get a chance to do all of those activities because their disability proves to me that this is what I want to do for a career. Limited proper equipment or just the patience of having to work with someone who is different from us.
I’ve learned to encourage others to reach their goals no matter how many barriers they will face. I’ve also learned that a disability does not define a person neither does it limit a person on what they can do. All goals can be met one step at a time.
Yes, that is me in the purple shirt.