Children Enjoy Asthma Camp

Dear Editor,

The Max and Lorraine Foundation and the American Lung Association would like to express their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and all the volunteers who gave their time to make it possible for children with asthma to enjoy the camping experience for the 17th consecutive year.

The Max and Lorraine Foundation was founded in memory of Lorraine Button Tracy and her son Max who passed away at the age of 40 and 10 respectively due to complications arising from an asthma attack.

A special thank you to our medical director Dr. Jeffrey Zero, Chris and Elaine Tino, Tony Delonti of The American Lung Association and Lisa Pupa for their hours of dedication to coordinate the camp schedule, along with Mary Delpiaz and Marnetta Bradford for providing additional asthma education for the children.

Great appreciation goes out to Mack McElhinney, camp director, and the YMCA staff for their patience and understanding shown to each child. We are fortunate to have Camp Kresge in our locality for all to enjoy.

This year we were especially fortunate to have enough former campers return as counselors for all the cabins. Their help was indeed appreciated.

Max and Lorraine Foundation, Michael Tracy

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