THE BLOG
08/30/2016 05:53 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2017

WATCH: A Summer Camp Story That Is Also Saving Lives

SeriousFun Children's Network camp programs make a lifelong impression on hundreds of children! The global network, created by actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, caters to children with serious illnesses. Best of all, it is free! This is a great chance for kids to be kids and not have to worry about their illnesses. The growing network of camps became nurturing homes away from home where campers could escape the fear and isolation of their conditions.

Chris Woll was diagnosed with cancer when he was 7-years-old. His oncologist recommended that Chris try a SeriousFun Children's Network camp. But this wasn't just a one-time summer event; Chris fell in love with the experience and it ultimately shaped his life. He became a camp counselor, met a camper who later became his wife and now is on his way to help children for the rest of his life as a pediatrician.

This beautiful video was produced by Tracy Chevrier, shot by Johnny Perez and edited by Andrew Osborne. To see more uplifting videos, check out our HooplaHa YouTube page!