I had always wanted to go to a summer camp and while at a regular checkup at Children’s of Alabama my doctor told me and my parents about Smile-A-Mile. My first camp was at youth camp and I immediately made friends. My favorite memory at camp is when I was riding the banana float and it flipped and threw everyone off but me. SAM is a place where I can connect with people my age that have or had the same type of cancer I had and also different types of cancer. I have been a brain tumor survivor for 19 years and I am glad to say that Smile-A-Mile has been a part of my life for 12 of those 19 years.