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11059693_713681488737834_3533089397919510390_n"The Kesem family is special to me because it's a group of people who make each other stronger. They all know what it feels like when cancer has touched their heart and they know that even though cancer makes you weak – if you have people surrounding you who love and care about you – it can make you stronger."

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UCLA-Camp-2015-Wk1-00555"When I'm at Camp Kesem, it makes me feel like all my problems have disappeared."

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UCLA-Camp-2015-Wk1-01227"Camp Kesem taught me to be a more patient and a kind person. It helped me remember that I'm not the only one out there with this burden to carry."

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UCD-Camp-2015-Wk1-01055"You know, I always thought of cancer as this horrible thing that only destroyed lives. Camp Kesem shows you that good things still happen."

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UCLA-Camp-2015-Wk1-00183 (1)"I now have a second family: a group of people who will laugh and cry with me, a group of people who actually understand and relate to me."

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UCD-Camp-2015-Wk1-00593"I don't have to pretend to be this kid who is okay. I can just be who I want to be."

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