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Girl to attend amputee coalition youth camp


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KNOXVILLE – Amanda Heller, a 15-year-old girl from Murfreesboro, will be attending the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp July 19-23 in Clarksville, Ohio. Amanda was granted a scholarship and she will attend the camp with 110 other campers from throughout the United States who have limb loss or limb difference.

The 5-day summer camp, for children ages 10-17, offers a full range of activities that include fishing, swimming, zip lining, canoeing, basketball, archery and more. The camp is held at the Camp Joy Outdoor Education Center about an hour northeast of  Cincinnati, Ohio. All expenses and airfare are covered for the campers. The camp inspires campers to take on new challenges, be independent, test themselves and build new friendships.

Amanda is a rising 10th-grade student at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro. According to her parents, Rick and Tammy, Amanda enjoys traveling, cooking, shopping, hanging out with her friends and all social media.

“She loves to laugh and have fun with family and friends. She is a very adventurous person. This is her first year to attend the Amputee Coalition Camp and she is very excited." said Rick and Tammy

 
 
 
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