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Mynamei sPeanut , butt ot hemaj or i t yoft hewor l dIam bet t erknownasShel by Rubi n. T hi smays oundc ompl et el ybac kwar ds , buti ts peaksdi r ec t l yt ot hemagi c ofCampKes em. Atc amp, ever yonec hoos esa“c ampname: ”s omet hi ngt hati s uni quet ot hem, whet heri tbeac andybar , ani c kname, ahobby, et c . Forme, “Peanut , ”or i gi nat i ngf r om myOBSESSI ONwi t hPeanutM&Ms , hasbec omes o muc hmor et hana“c ampname; ”i thasbec omepar tofmyi dent i t y. Ihavebeen apar tofCKUW s i nc ei t si nc ept i oni n2009: Is er vedasoneoft heAdmi ni s t r at i ve andCampPr ogr ammi ngCoor di nat or si ni t sf oundi ngyear , andt henhavebeen t heCoChai rf ort hepas tt woyear s . Myf avor i t et hi ngaboutc ampi st he Empower mentCer emony. AtCKUW, wehaveourc er emonyont hes ec ondt ol as t f ul ldayofc amp. I ti satt hi sc er emonyt hatwer eal i z ewet r ul yar ea“f ami l y”. We ar eal lher ef ort hes amer eas on, andt hati sbec aus eof“el ephanti nt her oom”: c anc er . However , t hi sc er emonyr emovest heel ephant ; i tembr ac esorc r eat esan enl i ght eni ngexper i enc ef r om al lt henegat i vec onnot at i onsandc i r c ums t anc esof c anc er . I nt hi sway, c anc erbr i ngsusal lt oget her . I ti sbec aus eoft he c i r c ums t anc eswef ac eathomet hatwear eabl et of i ndeac hot her , l etdownour wal l s , c r y, l augh, andbeour s el ves , t oget her . Butt her ei smor e: att hi sc er emony, Iper s onal l yt aket heoppor t uni t yt os t epbac k, l ookar oundt her oom, and obs er vet hemagi c . Igetc hi l l sj us tt hi nki ngaboutt hi smomenti nt i me; t hemagi c hasneverf el tgr eat er . Ic omebac keac hyears ot hatIc anc ont i nuet oempowermor eandmor e c amper s ; Iwantt opr ovi demor ec hi l dr enanoppor t uni t yt of eelt hemagi c , and f i ndas uppor tgr oupofpeer s , whoar egoi ngt hr oughwhatt heyar egoi ng t hr ough. T hi si st hees s enc eofCampKes em, andwi l lf or everbeapar tofwhoI am, evenaf t erIgr aduat ei nMay. Iwi l lf or everbe“Peanut ”. Iwi l lbeheadedt o PAs c hooli n2013, andc ont i nui ngmywor kwi t hCampKes em asanavi dmember oft heAl umniAs s oc i at i on.  

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