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Clara Gardner volunteers at Camp No Limits

Camp No Limits was founded in 2004 in Maine by Mary Leighton, an occupational therapist who was working with a 2-year-old boy who lost two arms and a leg. It is a nonprofit organization with a mission of helping children with limb loss “discover happy, healthy, and independent lives,” according to its website.

It has grown to offer eight camps in seven states around the country.

The camps are run with volunteer labor from physical and occupational therapists, doctors, nurses, prosthetists, adult amputees and family members of the campers.

There are plans to add more camp sessions this year, according to its website.

Clara Gardner of Northampton, who lost her legs following an accident in 2008, has volunteered at three sessions of Camp No Limits and is gearing up to go to another at a ski resort in Maine next month.

In the meantime, she has launched a fundraising effort for the organization, and invites donations.

“The best way to support me now is to support Camp No Limits,” said Gardner.

To donate, visit Gardner’s page at firstgiving.com.

The firstgiving.com site will also lead visitors to a video about Camp No Limits.

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