Cancer patients find peace, strength at camp

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Some East Texans battling cancer are finding peace and strength this week.

Seventy-five cancer patients and survivors are camping out at Pine Cove for ETMC's Great Getaway. This retreat is giving them a chance to relax and refocus and just get away from it all. Many say they come back year after year to enjoy the fellowship.

"Seeing the friends and people that have survived the cancer and the ones that are coming up doing the chemotherapy and radiation we are able to encourage them that there is hope," shared Sammie Kupfner, a breast cancer survivor. "The big 'C' isn't the big bad man, you know."

Campers say they are enjoying all different types of activities like arts and crafts, games and even some golf.

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