On Tuesday, June 19, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs visited the TLC Bielenda Camp in Lombard, Illinois. This camp is for children with cancer or who have survived battling cancer. LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Brutus (LCC Squad) joined with LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Tobias (Lord of Glory – Grayslake, Illinois) and Eve (St. John’s – Lombard, Illinois) met and greeted the campers.
“This,” one counselor noted, “is the highlight of this week.”
Both campers and camp counselors loved meeting the LCC K-9s, receiving love and comfort in return.
TLC Camp provides a week of fun camp activities for children with cancer and a sibling. It was established in 1983 and is the only camp in Illinois that allows siblings to have a shared experience. The camp is geared toward children 5 through 13 and it is the camp’s goal every year to allow campers to attend free of charge.