Meet Matthew. He is 28 years old and is from Kelowna, BC. Some of his favourite hobbies are swimming, watching movies and cooking and baking videos. But most of all, he likes to hang out with my family and friends. “My support workers help me during the day when my parents are at work. I like hanging out with them, we have a lot of fun and laughs together!” says Matthew.
Matthew uses a manual wheelchair in his house and a power wheelchair in the community. “I am thankful for my wheelchair-converted van. It helps me get around to the different programs and volunteer work that I do.”
How CPABC has helped
During the summer of 2021, Matthew applied to CPABC’s Campership program to attend Camp Amasa in Salmon Arm, BC.
“I am thankful that I could go to summer camp at Camp Amasa for a week. I like that I can meet new people there. All the activities during the week are relaxing and fun. There is someone that shares stories everyday that are very encouraging. The campership program through CPABC helped make this possible for me.” said Matthew.
For more information about CPABC’s Campership Program, please visit https://www.bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/camperships/