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+ Hays Free Press May 18, 2016 COMMUNITY Page 3C Opening Up to Change Continued from pg. 1C 'I don't want to,' and 'what are you doing to me?'," Once at the camp, Lambert did her best to talk with her fellow campers. It was a chal- lenge, Lambert said, based on her introverted nature. But she soon realized that even though everyone in HD2 had somewhat similar hand differences, it was something no one ever talked about. Discussions instead focused on topics such as issues with school, dealing with bullies, and talking about relation- ships. "You're talking about that, not about your hand differ- ence. It's to understand how to get enough confidence to not think of your hand difference in those situations," Lambert said. "You talk about what nor- mat kids talk about. The social awkwardness of a teenager." Over the course of a week, Lambert slowly began to warm up to the ideas and support given by HD2. The counselors, whom Lambert called "superheroes," provided not only guidance, but also motivation to accom- plish tasks, such as completing "They go to camp defined by their hand difference. When they leave (camp), they are defined by who they are on the inside." -Amy Lake, co-director for Hands Down 2 rock wall climbs and zip lining. For Lambert, the taming point came when campers cheered her on to complete a rock wall climb, despite her fear of heights. "These people, they wanted me to do something cool. They see more than I'm seeing," Lambert said. "They want me to do more than what I'm do- ing. They care about what I'm doing." Over time, Lake said Lam- bert began to open up as the camp went along. She soon saw the transformation, as Lambert went from a person who didn't interact with any- one, to someone who was "all in" by the end of the week. Lake said Lambert con- tinued to transform over the course of her eight years at- tending the camp. "She was a person who felt like she felt loved, no matter what she did," Lake said. "Whether she failed or succeeded, she was still going to be successful and loved because she tried." For Lambert, the time at HD2 helped strengthen bonds with her camp mates, who, she said, became her family. "I made my whole life around this camp every year. They've become my family," Lambert said. "They would be the people I call at 2 a.m. ffI had issues and my mom and dad couldn't help." Lambert's experiences at HD2 led her to become a coun- selor at HD1, a weeklong camp for children ages 4 to 9 years old and their families. With HD1, Lambert said her goal was to help parents and children adjust to life with a hand difference. But for some parents, wor- ries about whether their child will get married or wi]l struggle in college were legitimate is- sues. "These kids are five years old.All they're worried about is getting the toy out of the bot- tom of the Cracker Jack box," Lambert said. "With HD1, it shows kids and their parents that it's okay. Your kids are go- ing to be fine." For Lambert, the camp taught her she could overcome physical limitations. It also taught her how to be confident in dealing with people more "in a positive, than a negative way." Lake, who has been a part of the camp for 15 years, said seeing people such as Lambert who succeed motivates her. "It's so fiflfilling to me. The kids tell me all the time that I give so much to them, but they give so much to me," she said. "I feel happy and I feel like I'm Sud0ku Solution 4 3 7 8 2 i+sl 8 } i!ii2 i i',i s 3 6 1 ii ! 847 ..... 592 6 8 ! 5 1 3!2 ii ! 9 417 6 3 7 1 iSi i{i i} i i142 8 i+ +ii+, 3i5 9 ii ! 7il 6 Sudoku Puzzle, from page 2C Texas Crossword Texas Crossword, from page 2C 312-1917 III Z STORE II Pharm~312-211q LL~ AND SODA Fo ..... N~ Fount~l 312-217~ C +u, / m.Do..,d',, ,+ / / 15359 ,H 35, Ste B ~ / 1P.O. Box 1364, Buda, TX 78610 1 ~ / I S121312"2] 3I J :! 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