As a teenager, Megan Derick always felt Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times was like a second home. “I know a lot of the campers felt that way, it’s really a family.” Megan attended camp with her younger brother Ethan, who was undergoing chemotherapy for a brain tumor.
“When I first found out about Ethan’s cancer I was thirteen and I didn’t know anybody who had gone through the same experience as me. And I sort of felt separated from my peers, I felt like I was alone, I didn’t have anyone who I could relate to. And then I found out about camp and I thought why would I go there? I’m going with my brother to make sure he is ok and I got there and I am 100 percent sure that it did more for me. Everyone knows what you’re feeling because they have felt it at some point. It was the most fantastic experience I’ve ever had and I always looked forward to it.”