Read and listen to a story about Dr. Bill Neches and the Heart Camp for Kids as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference.
For one special week, Camp Kon-o-Kwee is taken over by a group of very excited campers.
Ranging in age from 8 to 14, all these campers have at least one thing in common: They’re growing up with congenital heart disease.
Founded 24 years ago by Dr. Bill Neches, Heart Camp for Kids is a summer camp specifically for children and teenagers living with heart disease. Along with Camp Director Keith McIntire, Neches has made it his mission to give these young patients a fun week at camp while also providing a place to meet peers and mentors going through similar experiences.