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Community heroes honor “Brave Hearts”

Posted: 5:15 PM, Aug 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-03 18:15:29-04

Several community heroes went to honor the Brave Hearts of Lafayette today. 

Every year, Hospice of Acadiana holds Camp Brave Hearts for children who are faced with the challenges of grief.

First responders from Acadiana law enforcement, ambulance services and fire departments attended the second day of camp today to surprise the campers and help with a balloon release. 

 "I hope they take with them the ability to speak about their emotions, to know that it’s OK to share all the feelings they have, and learn how to share the memories, and to know that sharing those memories is a part of healing," said Heather Prejean, Director of Hospice of Acadiana’s Center for Loss & Transition.

Camp Brave Hearts provides a safe place for Brave Hearts to freely share such difficult feelings through fun activities, a website about the program states.