Because of a Flexible Spending Pooled Trust established by his parents, John had an opportunity to go to music camp. He had always loved music, but never had an opportunity to really share his deep interest. After he returned home, he told his family that meeting friends who also like music was his favorite part. Sometimes it is difficult to make new friends when you live with a disability. People may feel uncomfortable, or don’t know what to talk about. A shared love for music can bridge the gap and provide a “space” for friendship to grow.
During the week-long camp, John was able to see a few concerts with established bands including an underground Christian group. He even wrote a “Rap” song with friends and recorded it on his phone. What fun! Anyone who talks to John now will hear all about this experience!
John’s story demonstrates the value of pooled trusts that helps our community every day. He is excited about going to camp again next year.