Shelley Chatfield joins Center for Courageous Kids Committee

by Mandy Hicks

Shelley Chatfield

Associate Shelley Chatfield recently joined the Advocacy Committee of the Center for Courageous Kids, a dynamic organization in Scottsville, Ky., that holds camps for medically fragile children and their families.

“The Center for Courageous Kids provides an incredible opportunity for children who would not otherwise have the chance to experience the joy and fun of a camp experience,” Shelley says. “It’s time away from their medical issues, the stress of hospitals and doctor visits and time that they get to just be a kid. I have three children of my own and I know how valuable it is to just let kids be kids. I am glad I can support this worthwhile organization.”

Shelley joined ELPO in 2010. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Bowling Green.

About the Center for Courageous Kids

The Center for Courageous Kids® is designed specifically for the child living with medical challenges who could not attend a traditional camp. A 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, the camps dedicated to uplifting children living with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Our campus includes our Medical Center and helipad, Equestrian Center, Bowling Alley, Indoor Swimming Complex, Gymnasium and Climbing Wall, Lodges, Dining Hall and Theater. But it’s the amazing children and their wonderful families who fill these 168 acres with the sounds of laughter, singing and silliness.

Designed for the medically fragile child and his/her family members, they attend this magnificent state of the art facility at no cost to them. We are open ALL YEAR LONG and offer 2 distinct types of programs from 22 family weekend retreats where the entire family joins their child, to 9 separate weeks of illness specific summer camping sessions focused specifically on the ill child. For many of our children, this is their first time away from home except for hospital stays.