Sandy Komen and JoLinda Cohen, Camp-In Program Coordinators

       Sandy Komen has loved working with kids for as
           long as she can remember, so it was an easy 
           decision to choose education as a major in 
           college.  She graduated with a BS in education
           from the University of Missouri and received her
           Masters in Education from Webster University.  
           She taught preshoolers for 3 years, and taught
           first, second and third graders for a total of 28
           years, most of which were in the Parkway School
           district. After retiring from teaching in 2008
           she volunteetered to help with the Camp-In
program and immediately knew it was something she wanted to be involved with.  Shortly thereafter she became the cordinator.  Her favorite part of Camp-In is getting the patients (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) so involved in the projects they forget for at least a little while about why they are at the hospital.  Her goal is to put smiles on the kids faces.  In addition to being a volunteer for Camp Rainbow, Sandy spends one morning each week at the Siteman Cancer Center volunteering in the infusion center.  She loves talking to the patients. Sandy loves being a volunteer.  She has met the most wonderful people who have truly enriched her life.
 
JoLinda Cohen Is the co-cordinator of the Camp-In Program.  She like Sandy majored in education at the University of Missouri where she received her BS in education.  She taught first grade in the Parkway School District for 21 years retiring in 2010.  JoLinda first volunteered to help with the Camp-In Program and immediatly was hookedShortly thereafter she joined Sandy as the Co-coordinator of the Camp-In Program.  Her favorite part of Camp-In is getting to know the patients and their families. She has a chance to brighten what is sometimes a not so fun day doing projects and creating smiles.  JoLinda also volunteers her time with our Summer Camp program and annual Walk-a-Thon each year.  She has met some amazing people in her time with the Camp Rainbow organization.