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I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Chris Fish.  I have been a volunteer and camper for Camp Craig Allen (CCA) for several years now and absolutely love everything they stand for.  The President and founder, Dawn Cruzan, has a heart of gold and the CCA family is committed to realizing her vision of building a place in which adults with physical disabilities can attend a fully inclusive, fully accessible, barrier-free facility where barriers are no longer an issue and the person’s spirit and talents can shine through.  As part of my continued service to this great organization, I am taking over writing for the Camp Craig Allen blog.

A little about myself…I was born with the third most common form of muscular dystrophy, Fascioscapulohumeral MD (FSHD for short).  I did not start having problems with my strength until junior high school.  In college I began using a wheelchair which was one of the hardest transitions that I had to come to grips with.  Despite my difficulties, I was able to complete college with a degree in architecture.  After many years of internship and some very difficult licensing exams, I finally achieved the prestigious personal goal of becoming a registered architect with a passion for making the built environment more accessible for those with disabilities.

I look forward to bringing you news of the exciting things happening with Camp Craig Allen including updates on upcoming and recent camp sessions, breaking news, community activities that CCA is involved with, and of course giving you the latest information about our yearly Annual Amateur BBQ Cookoff…which by the way is coming very soon!  Save the date for September 27th and 28th at Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine, TX!

Check out our webpage for additional information at: http://campcraigallen.org/

If you have any questions or suggestions for blog topics you can reach me at fish@campcraigallen.org.