Coltyn Runyon has difficulty speaking and relies on a wheelchair to get around.
But that didn’t keep the 10-year-old Nebraska City boy from shooting a bow and arrow, fishing, dancing and singing around a campfire last month at Camp YouCan.
That’s exactly the goal of the two-day, overnight camp, which was held Sept. 7 and 8 at YMCA Camp Kitaki near Louisville, Neb. Coltyn and about 30 other kids and young adults with epilepsy were able to escape the reality of having a seizure at any time to focus on fun.
Meg Busing, a 30-year-old Omaha woman who lived with epilepsy for more than 10 years, started Camp YouCan last year because she knows that living life with a “don’t do” attitude can become tiresome.