Volunteer pulls from personal experience to mentor kids at camp
Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:15PM MDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:18PM MDT
Colby Ewasiuk has cerebral palsy and began attending Camp Horizon when he was in his late teens.
He is this year’s Southern Alberta Youth Ambassador for Easter Seals and is now mentoring other kids who attend the camp.
“To help the kids with meal preparation, give them a glass of water and just to help them throughout the day,” said Ewasiuk.
Camp operations director, Brandon MacLean, says Ewasiuk is a great role model for the kids.
“So the younger campers, who kind of have been limited by their disabilities their whole life, see somebody like Colby and are completely inspired,” he said. ” He's on his way to be a staff member. He's independent at school, he's independent at home, so that's what we're trying to do, that's what we're trying to create.”
James Brown joined the crew at Camp Horizon in 2014 and has seen Ewasiuk advance in that time.
“He was a camper, very active, lovely person, everybody just loves him and then to see him last year and this year, because he’s on my same team, to become a volunteer with the home program that we're doing here is very good,” said Brown.
For the encouragement he provides for children living with disabilities, Colby Ewasiuk is our Inspiring Albertan this week.
For more information on Easter Seals Camp Horizon, click HERE.
(With files from Darrel Janz)