Friday, June 27, 2008
My Latest Assignment II
I'm going to asthma camp. There are several summer camps around the country that provide a sleep-over camp experience to kids with moderate to severe asthma. The kids swim and kayak and do crafts and the like, all supervised by a team of volunteer docs and nurses who dispense meds and keep their lungs working. It sounds cool. The story should air in mid-July. I'm already reading up on asthma meds, and the studies about the efficacy of such camps, and the issues faced by kids and parents dealing with the illness and formulating questions. And getting nervous. The usual.