Hospice Austin’s Camp Brave Heart celebrated its 20th year of helping children by doing what it does best: laying the groundwork for healing by creating a safe and creative place for quiet transformations.
Children wrote letters to their deceased loved ones, buried their letters in the ground and planted a tree on top as a symbol of their undying love. They scrawled painful feelings on a cement floor and then obliterated them with water balloons. They painted themselves with colored pudding to show that grief is messy. They swam, they fished, they canoed. And they laughed a lot.
Another mother wrote recently, “This camp saved my life and my daughter’s after the passing of my husband in 2016.”
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