Camp Oz a treat

Ge­or­gia makes new friends

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME -

THE pos­i­tive at­ti­tude of Coal­stoun Lakes’ Ge­or­gia Cor­field, who suf­fered burns in a mo­tor­bike ac­ci­dent last year, earned her an in­vi­ta­tion to Camp Oz.

The ex­cited young­ster was in­vited by the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion which funded the camp for a small group of chil­dren, aged from eight to 16 years of age, who had been af­fected by burns.

Ge­or­gia’s mum Kim said she at­tended the PCYC Born­hof­fen Camp at Lam­ing­ton Na­tional Park where they un­der­took many ac­tiv­i­ties with the fo­cus on self con­fi­dence, re­silience and liv­ing with a burn.

Ge­or­gia said her favourite ac­tiv­ity was the high ropes, hav­ing to scale the tele­phone pole and ab­seil back down and ca­noe­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in the creek.

Oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pists at Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Burn Unit, Kate and Dim­ity, com­mented that Ge­or­gia’s pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and the strength and de­ter­mi­na­tion she showed in hospi­tal re­sulted in her be­ing in­vited to Camp Oz.

Ge­or­gia said the main high­lights of the camp were meet­ing new friends and catch­ing up with the staff from the burns unit.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CAMP OZ: The high­light for Coal­stoun Lakes’ Ge­or­gia Cor­field was meet­ing new friends.

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