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RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) recently held its 19th annual asthma camp for kids age 6-12 – called Camp Wheezknot – at South Mountain Christian Camp for nearly local 20 campers. Funding was provided by RHI Legacy Foundation so there was no cost for participants.
The RRHS Cardiopulmonary Services Department coordinates the camp, and leaders Amanda Cooper and department director Amie Watson utilized RRHS staff, respiratory therapy students and physician oversight to provide a safe experience for the children.
“The camp each year seeks to educate children with asthma about how to manage their symptoms while also allowing them to enjoy a variety of activities like rock climbing, a ropes course and zip lining,” said Watson. “Other projects included making slime to demonstrate how airways can become blocked and breathing can become difficult.”