Berwick teen raises thousands for Camp Sunshine – WMTW Portland

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Berwick teen Shea Feeley is tapping into her talent in the kitchen to support the summer camp she loves. Feeley recently presented Camp Sunshine with a $3,300 check thanks to her sales of homemade whoopie pies, apple pie and dog greats. Feeley says there was an overwhelming response to the launch of what she and her family call a ‘Sheakery.’Camp Sunshine, located in Casco, provides a free retreat for kids with life threatening illnesses and their families. Feeley, 15, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2017 and says her favorite thing about Camp Sunshine is the opportunity to just be a regular kid. “You’re just with people that understand what you’re going through,” Feeley said. “She was doing archery, she was climbing on the climbing wall and surrounded by kids who had similar experiences and I think that that’s really the key. She wasn’t the only kid who maybe needed a little help getting around. She wasn’t the only kid who was dealing with losing her hair,” said her father, Ryan Feeley. “The fact that she’s gone out and raised this money so that other families can have that experience, it is just so meaningful for all of us,” her father added. Officials from Camp Sunshine say they’re grateful for a gift they view as validation for a job well done. “Other children with life threatening illnesses and their families will have a place for joy and to find hope,” said Anne Fletcher Howley, family coordinator at Camp Sunshine. Due to the coronavirus, Camp Sunshine has been forced to cancel events through November but say they’re looking forward to reopening.

Berwick teen Shea Feeley is tapping into her talent in the kitchen to support the summer camp she loves.

Feeley recently presented Camp Sunshine with a $3,300 check thanks to her sales of homemade whoopie pies, apple pie and dog greats.

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Feeley says there was an overwhelming response to the launch of what she and her family call a ‘Sheakery.’

Camp Sunshine, located in Casco, provides a free retreat for kids with life threatening illnesses and their families.

Feeley, 15, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2017 and says her favorite thing about Camp Sunshine is the opportunity to just be a regular kid.

“You’re just with people that understand what you’re going through,” Feeley said.

“She was doing archery, she was climbing on the climbing wall and surrounded by kids who had similar experiences and I think that that’s really the key. She wasn’t the only kid who maybe needed a little help getting around. She wasn’t the only kid who was dealing with losing her hair,” said her father, Ryan Feeley.

“The fact that she’s gone out and raised this money so that other families can have that experience, it is just so meaningful for all of us,” her father added.

Officials from Camp Sunshine say they’re grateful for a gift they view as validation for a job well done.

“Other children with life threatening illnesses and their families will have a place for joy and to find hope,” said Anne Fletcher Howley, family coordinator at Camp Sunshine.

Due to the coronavirus, Camp Sunshine has been forced to cancel events through November but say they’re looking forward to reopening.