Honoring Ranger Mike Jennings
It’s already been six months since Ranger Mike announced his plan to retire this April, and Camp Friends are jumping in to help Mike’s family plan a retirement celebration at Camp Ondessonk on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As a member of the following Facebook group, you can learn more about the celebration here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1015676306266178. If you are not already part of this group, you can request to be added to see details of the event.
While Mike’s family, friends, and Camp plan to honor him with this gathering and in other ways, some have asked how they can remember Mike’s years of dedication to Camp in the form of a gift. We have been asked to let those know who wish to recognize Mike’s legacy to Camp, to please do so by sending a gift in his honor to his favorite charity: The Assistance Fund (TAF) at https://tafcares.org/about-us/. This foundation provides life-saving financial assistance to people with rare diseases and is one of the few resources available to people with diseases such as hypophosphatemia, a condition that hits close to home for the Jennings family. Without TAF, several family members would not have access to the one and only exorbitantly expensive medication they rely on to treat their condition. Aside from assisting people with hypophosphatemia, TAF has resources available for approximately 80 other rare diseases. Mike can’t stand to see children suffer, and he has spent many nights in hospitals watching several of his own family members do just that. If his retirement celebration can contribute in any way to alleviating part of another family’s healthcare stresses, he would be honored. Your gift to TAF is a wonderful way to honor Mike’s profound contributions, leadership, and friendship.
We are working to collect thoughts/tributes/stories ahead of Mike Jennings’ retirement this Spring. We’re reaching out to many who have worked with Mike over the years. Click here to submit your stories and tributes. Please send by Feb 9th. Thank you!