Mar 12, 2018
Dave Smith was only nineteen years old when he started working for a 4-H Center as a summer camp counselor where he met Tom Baker and his wife Sheila for the first time. Little did he know that meeting the couple would set his path on a rollercoaster journey of love, compassion and healing for the next 35 years. Tom founded Special Love, a camp for children with cancer, in honor of his daughter Julie who lost her battle against lymphoma in 1976. Tom very recently passed on and Dave pays tribute to him and shares the emotional triumphs and challenges of working with children who have cancer. Dave hopes to preserve Tom’s legacy and enrich the lives of the children and their families through programs and events tailored to children with cancer.