Former NBA Player Gary Forbes Gives Back: Will Visit Campers At Camp Boggy Creek
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Former NBA player Gary Forbes will spend some time at Camp Boggy Creek this weekend (Feb 4, 2023) to share his story of inspiration with campers, who are living with serious medical conditions, and their families.

EUSTIS, Fla. - Floridant -- Former NBA player Gary Forbes will be visiting campers and parents at Camp Boggy Creek to encourage them, inspire them, and introduce them to his graphic novel series entitled Sole Survivors. This series aims to inspire, educate, and provide awareness of the daily health challenges faced by children with chronic health conditions. Gary's intent is to instill the perseverance and mental resilience needed to live a healthy lifestyle against all odds and to communicate that diagnoses are not barriers, but springboards to success. Volume 1 tells the story of eleven Superhero child characters who go through major everyday struggles while battling chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, autism, cerebral palsy, and Crohn's disease. One special summer they all travel to a summer camp on a distant planet where they face their toughest battles all while training their minds and superpower abilities.

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Dan Jurman, CEO of Camp Boggy Creek is beyond excited about Gary's visit: "When I heard about the good work that Gary was doing through his series Sole Survivors, I knew we had to have him out to camp. His remarkable story will resonate with our own superhero campers who are living with serious medical challenges. All of us at Camp Boggy Creek are so grateful for Gary's upcoming visit!"

About Gary Forbes:
Gary Forbes is a former professional basketball player who has played across the globe. Over his twelve-year career, he's played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors & Brooklyn Nets. Gary finished his career playing overseas for leagues in China, Israel, Italy, and Vietnam. Gary is one of 3 NBA players in the history of the NBA to have played at the highest level while battling type 1 diabetes. His determination and strong will allowed him to achieve his lifelong dream: to become an NBA basketball player.

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About Camp Boggy Creek
Since 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically- sound environment. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre Camp serves children ages 7-16 who've been diagnosed with a serious illness. As a year-round retreat, Camp Boggy Creek serves thousands of campers and their families through activity-packed weekly and weekend camp programs. Visit our website for more information about Camp Boggy Creek:

Media Contact
Thomas Jelneck, CMO, Camp Boggy Creek
1-352-483-4200 x4639

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