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Legacy in the News: Savoring summer fun with kids

The Scribe

June 2013

Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Jason Glover dedicates time to camps for young patients

Dr. Jason Glover finds great satisfaction in dedicating time to camps for young patients, including at the annual Camp Ukandu. The Scribe talked to Dr. Glover about his involvement in Camp Ukandu and profiled his work, caring for kids with cancer at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

 Every summer Dr. Glover spends a week volunteering at Camp Ukandu as co-medical director, camp counselor and serving on the board during the year. The camp provides young people undergoing cancer treatment or within two years of their last treatment with outdoor adventures, experiences most have missed because of their cancer.

Hillary Orr oversees Camp Ukandu. She says, “Dr. Glover jumps in, he joins all the activities from dodgeball games to arts and crafts projects. He doesn’t hesitate to be goofy or to wear a tutu on Tutu Tuesdays. The kids love him. You’ll hear them asking, ‘Is Dr. Glover here? When is he coming to camp?’”

Dr. Glover finds a deep meaning and satisfaction through his involvement with young people; especially after he’s seen many of them go through difficult and painful experiences. Dr. Glover explains, “Some of the kids go realizing that it will likely be their last year at camp.” And adds, “My week at camp with them helps remind me that the good times they have outweigh the tough times they have.”

Read Dr. Glover’s entire camp story and physician profile.