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Zoe on Sibs Camp and Having a Dad with CF

Zoe first attended our Sibling and Offspring Camp in 2018. She talked to us about her experience on camp and what it’s like having a dad with CF.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am 9 years old and I like running, swimming and dancing such as ballet, acrobats, jazz and tap. I like to collect figurines (Shopkins and Beanie Boos.)

This was you first camp. Were you nervous? How did you overcome your nerves?

Yes, I was nervous. I overcame my fear by talking, making new friends and having lots of fun.

What was your favourite activity you did on camp?

My favourite activity was the 100m long 9m high flying fox.

Did you find the camp helpful?

Yes, I found it very helpful, listening to other peoples’ stories was good. I made lots of new friends.

What would you say to someone thinking about coming to their first camp but might be feeling nervous?

Don’t be nervous you will have fun, make new friends and talk to lots of people.

What is it like having a parent who has CF?

Sometimes it isn’t fun, like when Dad has to go to hospital. Dad taking lots of medication is a bit different but it keeps him strong and healthy.

I like to help get him get his medications ready. Then he is able to do good things with me like playing games and swimming when it’s hot. We like to stay fit together.

Do you have any tips for other kids who have a family member with CF?

Be very supportive

Give lots of kisses and hugs.

 

Interview from Rozee, 2018.


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