Eight year- old Charlotte used to feel like she was the only person who had ever had a liver transplant. But that all changed when she and her dad, Andrew, joined Children’s Liver Disease Foundation at Wild Camp, a weekend of activity in the Oxfordshire great outdoors.
“We’d seen details about Wild Camp in one of CLDF’s newsletters and thought it looked interesting,” explains Andrew. “So when CLDF wrote to us about it, Charlotte and I thought we’d give it a go!”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect,” admits Charlotte,” and my mind was full of questions, but when I got there, I was really excited and Wild Camp turned out to be great fun.
“I can’t pick one single thing I liked most because it was all really good. I particularly liked making bread, and building a den to sleep in.
“Before I went, I felt like I was the only person in the world who had had a liver transplant but when I met other people with my condition I felt better. I even met someone I had last seen in hospital when I was a baby and we made friends again!
“Meeting other people like me at Wild Camp has helped me feel that having a liver transplant is something which happened in the past and now I can move on into the future.”
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