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The Gift

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A deeply touching story from a new contributor about children who are … different. See more of Judy’s work at

The shiny brochure from Camp Yes-You-Can, a new summer camp for disabled children, secluded deep in the Adirondack Mountains, promised a magical summer that would change lives. Carefully selected from applicants around the world, three sets of parents enrolled their offspring, hoping the experience would enhance the quality of their limited existences. The campers, each with different handicaps, lived together in one cabin.

At the end of the summer, Eddie, the tall handsome owner and sole counselor, told each child, “Nothing is impossible. Hold on to that thought, practice what I’ve taught you, and remember me the first time you succeed.” Only after their children returned home did their parents discover what each had learned.

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