Summer camp is a ritual for thousands of children. For the last 26 years, Camp Superkids has been a part of Diane's life. In 1974, she started working there. As head nurse, she was responsible for distributing medications to the children --- all of whom had asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Diane's primary goal was to make her campers feel like normal children. Her positive attitude, caring manner, and commitment have impacted more than 5,200 children.
This year however, Diane stepped down from her duties. Complications from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, have prevented her from working at Camp Superkids. The illness has forced her to give up her nursing position at Minneapolis Children's Hospital and Clinic as well.
Diane understands the challenges ahead, but she still keeps a positive attitude. She smiles when telling how it now takes five people to do the same job she did single-handedly at Camp Superkids. Her continuing philosophy: "Give from the heart. You don't know what's down the road, but you have today."
Camp Superkids-American Lung Association of Minnesota