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After a decade-long battle with intractable seizures stemming from a traumatic brain injury, Meg Busing knows all about the trials and tribulations of living with epilepsy.
As a nurse, mother and former camp counselor, she also knows the transformative power of community — and how a summer camp experience can provide that kind of community.
Meg spent her college summers volunteering at a California camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. Seeing what an amazing impact it had on kids affected by chronic illness, she made it her mission to bring that life-affirming experience to children with epilepsy throughout the Midwest.
Meg founded Camp YouCan with her husband Kael in 2011 — the first and only camp of its kind in Nebraska. As the flagship program of the Midwest YouCan Foundation, Camp YouCan helps campers step out of their comfort zone in a fun, safe environment — all in the company of other campers who understand the day-to-day challenges of living with epilepsy. Click here to watch how campers all over Nebraska and the Midwest come together to enjoy their time at Camp. Every experience is designed to help our campers build self-confidence, develop meaningful relationships and discover a world of dreams they can achieve.
See more about the founding of camp at TEDX Omaha 2018.