Paul Newman's Camp Debuts "Healing Feeling"

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During the past two years, campers Hannah and Janis have formed a special bond at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp that has allowed them to face the challenges of mitochondrial disease together and experience "a different kind of healing". The unforgettable story of their friendship brings the unique spirit of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp to life in the first online "Healing Feeling" profile, which is part of a series being released during the Camp's 25th anniversary celebration in 2012-13. 

"As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to tell the 'hole' story of Camp by sharing some inspirational stories showing how Paul Newman 's dream has become a community defined by fun, friendship and transformation," said James Canton , CEO of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. "By sharing the beautiful friendship of Hannah and Janis and other amazing stories, we will not only be celebrating Paul's legacy, but also sharing his dream with the world so that others can learn more about The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and its impact on thousands of children and families throughout the Northeast." 

The story of Hannah and Janis is online at holeinthewallgang.org or youtu.be/Z-X6H7iYp7I In the three-minute video, the campers and their mothers recall the spontaneous moment when Janis connected with a reserved Hannah and how the two have become best friends as they cope with their shared illness together. Hannah and Janis will be the first of several "Healing Feeling" episodes released during the 25th anniversary celebration in 2012-13. Grey New York, which serves as the Camp's pro-bono communications agency, provided production and marketing assistance.