Dear Gabby,


I remember one summer day in 2013 when I went waterskiing. It was at camp Riley. I have  gotten to do some amazing things at camp Riley like rock climbing. Camp Riley Riley was a camp for kids with disabilities. But one memory that stands out was the waterskiing. We had to travel down to the lake. I remember feeling nervous and excited.all the other campers got to take a turn. When it finally was my turn a smile as bright as sunshine appeared on my face. My counselors got me ready to go. I had to wear a life jacket. As the boat started up, I felt a cool breeze in my hair. I felt like I was free from the chains that held me back.  It was a moment that I will always remember for the rest of my life. Don’t ever give up on anything that you want to do in life because you can do it if you put your mind to it.




Lauren Coles