There are many summer camps in Oregon and Southwest Washington serving children with special needs. However, until now there has not been a single camp designated for children suffering from congenital heart conditions–our nation’s leading birth defect.
In 2013, Dr. Mary-Jo Rice, a retired cardiologist from OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, set out to change this and with help from her husband began assembling a board of medical professionals, former colleagues, and members from the community to create Oregon’s first summer heart camp for kids.
The result of these charitable efforts is Merry Heart Children’s Camp, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in the form of a week-long summer camp attended by children living with heart conditions. To learn more about Merry Heart Children’s Camp, please visit the camp’s website and join our firm in supporting this worthwhile cause!