Camp I Am Me a Safe Haven for Burn Victims

Lake County News-Sun (06/20/13)

By Frank Abderholden fabderholden@stmedianetwork.com June 20, 2013 7:34PM

Gianna Hernandez of North Chicago, climbs a wooden tower during the I Am Me camp for burn victims. Hernandez and her mother were burned when a semi-truck collided with their car, and fuel was ignited. | Ruthie Hauge ~ Sun-Times Media

Gianna Hernandez of North Chicago, climbs a wooden tower during the I Am Me camp for burn victims. Hernandez and her mother were burned when a semi-truck collided with their car, and fuel was ignited. | Ruthie Hauge ~ Sun-Times Media

Updated: June 21, 2013 2:39AM

Alex Cartwright points to the place where the lightning bolt exited near his ankle.

“I still drag my feet,” said Cartwright, 14, of Morrison, Ill., recounting how he was struck by lightning while walking home from school. But today, he is working at jogging ahead of other campers on the trail at Camp I Am Me hosted by YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside.

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