Football Cards get inspiration from children's cancer camp

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 23 at 6:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – For 15 years, members of the University of Louisville Football team has been going to camp. It’s not your average football camp, but a camp featuring very special fans.

UofL cornerback Charles Gaines describes his visit to the Indian Summer Camp as “awesome.”

Kids of all ages from across Kentuckiana go to the camp for a week each year to be what they call normal.

Every child who attends is currently battling the disease or has fought it.

The Cards say it’s the easiest thing for them to do each year.

“The one thing they did teach us – be joyful. No matter what the situation is, that’s one thing we did pick up on. That’s a blessing man,” Gaines said. “No matter what they go through, they’re happy still running around.”

The highlight of the visit is giving the jerseys. UofL donates game used jerseys and each camper receives one.

“I like getting all the autographs – my shirt, my towel,” camper Brent Onclen said.

The Kids Cancer Alliance has been helping children and their families since 1981. If you would like more information click here.
 

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