"This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to work with our service project the Painted Turtle Camp. While I was only there for a short period of time, the experience made an immense impact on my life today. The week that I worked was the Skeletal Dysplasia week. Skeletal Dysplasia is genetic condition where parts of the skeleton are not formed properly. With varying degrees of severity, it can be a very painful condition. The children that I had the privilege of meeting, however, showed no signs of self pity or surrender. Their energy and enthusiasm were truly inspiring. The night before the campers arrived, one of the men that runs the camp told us, 'This is the one week where these children can be their true selves. Nobody stares at them; nobody makes fun of them. This is the happiest week of their lives; this is their Disney World.' I was honored to be apart of making some of these kids’ greatest memories."
Hiking up the Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park at 4 in the morning to watch the first sunrise in America was one of the most breathtaking experiences for Amanda. There were hundreds of people gathered around the highest point to witness the beautiful moment. She had a lot of fun being immersed in nature at its finest in Bar Harbor, Maine this summer!
There’s also nothing better than going to Summer Jam with your DZ twin! Erika and Amanda had an amazing time seeing Post Malone perform!