If you haven’t been to Sibs Camp before, it’s a great place to let loose and make friends. This year at camp, we had the fantastic opportunity to interview one of our veteran campers. Ben is 10 years old, in year 5, and has an older sister who has CF.
Are you having fun at Sibs Camp? What has been the best part?
I am having lots of fun. So far, my favourite part has been archery. I have never done archery before and I picked it up really fast.
What are some things you like to do in your spare time?
I like to play soccer, ride my bike, and meet up with friends. My favourite movie is Harry Potter and my favourite TV show is the Simpsons – so I like to watch those in my spare time too.
What is your favourite subject in school?
My favourite subject is English because you get to express your feelings in a different way.
What’s it like having a sibling with CF?
It’s exactly like having a normal sister but she does some extra stuff like physio. It can be hard to explain because I don’t know what it’s like to not have a sister with CF, but I’d say it’s good having a sister with CF.
What advice would you give to other kids that have a sibling with CF?
You should support them and try to encourage them to do the right things. Make sure you are positive and tell them they are doing good when they do what they are supposed to. Be positive.
What do you do that makes you proud of yourself?
I always try to do the kindest thing that I can and always help other people if they need it.
Interview from Rozee Magazine, 2021.