By BJ Reyes
... BEAT CANCER!!!
In the spirit of the, World Cup here is perhaps the most uplifting version of the chant in support of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team: from 232 kids at Camp Sunshine, a Summer camp for kids with cancer based in Decatur, Ga.
The kids chanted "I believe that we will win" -- the theme adopted by the American Outlaws in Brazil -- every day last week as the U.S. advanced from the group stage and out of the "Group of Death" into the round of 16.
From the Camp Sunshine website:
Often isolated from their peers due to their illness and the demands of treatment, the children who attend Camp Sunshine programs realize they are not alone in their struggle with cancer. They gain new strength and hope from others who have faced similar problems and the positive effects last far beyond the brief time spent at camp. We believe the friendships the children make through Camp Sunshine will give them encouragement and hope as they face the challenges of childhood cancer.
If you're the superstitious type (and a good patriot) then you'll hope these kids will keep the chant up through 10 a.m. HST Tuesday, when the U.S. takes on Belgium in its World Cup quarterfinal match.
And if you're interested in similar camps for kids with cancer, check out this list from the American Society of Clinical Oncology: www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/children/camps-and-retreats-families-and-children-affected-cancer.
Yes, kids ... you WILL win!