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Greyson’s First Swim at Vent Kids Camp

For many families, Children’s Harbor’s Lake Martin campus is a place to rest and enjoy the sunshine with family and friends. For 18-month-old Greyson and his family, it was that and so much more.

Greyson was born with Cri-du-chat syndrome as well as congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) which causes respiratory complications, ultimately requiring him to be completely dependent on a ventilator.

After spending eight months in the hospital, Greyson and his family were connected to the Children’s Harbor Lake Campus which lead them to attend Vent Kids Camp for the very first time.

“Camp was amazing; by the end of the week, we weren’t ready to leave,” said Greyson’s mom, Jasmine.

Greyson experienced many “firsts” at camp: being on a lake, going on a boat ride, swimming in a pool and the biggest one of all – attending a summer camp with his family! Jasmine said he loved going on boat rides most of all and the movement of the boat relaxed him.

Jasmine expressed that having a place to set up the ventilator and the easy access of the pool made Greyson’s first swim so special. Check out the video (right) of Greyson touching the pool water for the first time!

“We are already counting down the days until next year,” said Jasmine.