(CNN)A camp for pediatric cancer patients and their families is yet another casualty of the wildfires scarring California as the Bear Fire, part of the North Complex, burned through the area. “We are heartbroken to let you know that we were notified today that there has been significant fire damage to our beloved Camp Okizu at Berry Creek,” Executive Director Suzie Randall posted on the organization’s website. Camp Okizu hosts about 700 kids each year, along with their siblings and parents, giving them a respite from hospitals and doctor appointments. One of the structures at Camp Okizu that has burned to the ground. It is not yet clear if anything is left of the camp, which had a large lodge, 32 cabins, an extensive ropes course, and an infirmary to care for campers undergoing chemotherapy or those who might need blood draws. Live updates on the wildfires Read More Board Member Hanna Malak has been visiting the camp since he was 8, when his older brother had leukemia. “I just got hooked,” he said. “There’s no place like it.” Malak says Okizu creates a traditional camping experience where the kids all know how each other feel. “It creates a special… Read full this story
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