Sean Cumings was an amazing young man from Westbrook, CT, who lost his life at the age of 24. He was a student at Southern Connecticut State University completing his last year in sociology and criminal justice. Those who knew Sean were drawn to his endearing personality; he was genuine, friendly, funny, and full of love. Sean’s parents, Laura and Peter, noted Sean’s love of children in asking Given Limb to find a fitting tribute for donations made in Sean’s name.
The Amputee Coalition of America’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp fit that goal perfectly. It offers a traditional camp experience to children ages 10-17 who have lost arms or legs or were born with limb differences. Since its beginning in 2000, the camp has hosted hundreds of campers from 42 states and 3 countries. Attendance at the camp is made possible without cost to the campers and many of the counselors are former campers who now volunteer their time.
We extend our thanks to Sean’s many family members and friends for making these scholarships possible. Their loss will be transformed into lifetime gains for the children whose confidence and abilities are expanded by the camp experience.