Monday, April 17, 2017

"Bobo" in August 1979

Here is Jurgen Bobrowski (German international counselor — some folks called him "Bobo") with Caty Smith, in August 1979. The wheelchair in the back at right belonged to Richie Perez, Forest camper whose kidney failure made him unable to walk very far. (By the end of Richie's stay at camp the following summer, he was able to walk more or less unassisted—thanks to some surgery that had been done to help him and also, according to this doctors, the stamina and strength and will he'd gained from two summers at camp.) Below the photo of Bobo and Caty is a shot of him today (still working with kids, still hiking), and also a photo taken by Bobo of Richie participating in the July 4th carnival.