Fire Politics: The Healing Power of Camp

L exi Holmes is a bright, curious and fun-loving little girl, just like many other young girls. She loves to read and would like to turn her playroom into a library. She pours her entire being into drawing, singing or turning cartwheels. She remembers...


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According to Holmes, the camp helped her daughter become comfortable talking about her father’s death. “It was the first time Lexi was able to say out loud ‘My Daddy died,’ ” said Holmes. “Her grandparents noticed two weeks later that she had opened up even more. Now she’s willing to talk about her dad and how she feels about him not being here anymore.” n