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Harrellson Visits Children With Cancer at Local Summer Camp

Indian Summer Camp is a camp for children with cancer and their families located in Louisville. These types of camps are close to my heart, because I’ve spent a week as a counselor down at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, FL and know first-hand the impact that they have on the lives of children struggling with a life-threatening disease. The camps provide an opportunity for kids to meet other kids who are also sick, just like them. Also, they are able to have fun and do activities that they normally aren’t able to do without a medical staff around.

In the video above, you can see that Josh Harrellson recently visited kids at the camp in Louisville. Harrellson could be doing a lot of different things in his limited time back at Kentucky, but it’s great to see him putting smiles on the faces of children who need it. While at Kentucky, athletes are involved in a lot of service leadership opportunities, but it’s good to see that Harrellson is continuing it beyond his years at UK. In the interview, Harrellson talks about how rewarding it is to spend time with the kids and simply make them smile. Not only did Harrellson put in his time to help give kids a good experience at camp, but his presence also raises awareness for the camp and ways that Big Blue Nation can help.

Check out the Indian Summer Camp website and find out ways in which you can help. Besides monetarily, you can also donate your time to spend with the kids or donate any items on the camp wish list. An especially fun way to help is for any insured boat owners to volunteer their time driving their boat at the annual “Boat Day” at Taylorsville Lake.

Good work Josh, you’re making BBN proud.

Article written by John Wilmhoff

Former beer vendor, college mascot and ESPN editor. This spring, you can also find me blogging about the Reds on Follow me on Twitter: @JohnWilmhoff

10 Comments for Harrellson Visits Children With Cancer at Local Summer Camp

  1. Uh....
    11:44 am July 30, 2012 Permalink

    In other news, Jorts has learned to clone himself.

  2. chad spalding
    11:48 am July 30, 2012 Permalink

    Things like this really show what kind of a person Josh is. I love to see things like this,especially from people who are blessed with so much, and could easily find excuses for not doing something. I hate to see anyone suffer, especially children. I hope God blesses Josh with a great career.

  3. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    11:51 am July 30, 2012 Permalink

    And according to Big D, Harrellson really loves the nanner pudding so Big D gave him two nanner puddings.

  4. 96cats98
    11:58 am July 30, 2012 Permalink

    What Would Jorts Do
    Mad props to the guy. That’s how we all should live.

  5. TDDoubleZ
    11:59 am July 30, 2012 Permalink

    This guy is such a prime example of a great ambassador to the program as well as a great role model. The guy has such heart. Very proud of him!

  6. HicksPickSix
    12:04 pm July 30, 2012 Permalink

    My job does an annual event for special needs kids that Jorts came to two years ago. The way he genuinely interacted with those kids, and the enthusiasm they showed by him showing up was incredible. I was really sold on Harrelson when he refused to take pictures/give audographs to adults until every child had an opportunity to meet him. Here’s to hoping Jorts had a long, successful NBA career!

  7. Doug Heffernan
    12:31 pm July 30, 2012 Permalink

    If Jorts has a twin like the one in the video why didn’t he play for UK in 2011? Two Jorts that year and we win the title by 30. Maybe he wears jean shirts, coulda called him Jirts.

  8. SW52
    12:55 pm July 30, 2012 Permalink

    Great piece. Jorts is one of my all time favorites for the way he stepped up his Senior year…things like this solidify his spot in the hearts of the BBN 🙂

  9. J Jones
    12:10 am July 31, 2012 Permalink

    One of the reasons jorts is my all time favorite cat. I got the nba league pass so I could watch all his games last year. Well worth it.

  10. catdaddyd
    11:40 pm August 1, 2012 Permalink

    Very nice indeed.