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Children's International Summer Village recovers after H1N1 break out

By Regina Russo - email | bio

SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - It looks like any other summer camp, until you close your eyes and listen, then you realize, this is the Children's International Summer Village founded in Cincinnati in 1950.

The camp was designed to build global friendships. The only problem is this year, the 48 boys and girls from 12 different countries were separated  for a good part of the camp by an international health problem. One 11 year old boy got the H1N1 virus, and several others started feeling ill.

The good news, according to Bill Heidrich, staff member of CISV, is, "Everyone recovered, no fevers the past five days."

Chapter members pitched in with food, extra staff and resources. And finally on Wednesday, everyone was united in on global village. The virus and subsequent separation period was an unexpected benefit. Because according to Heidrich,  "Distance makes the heart grow fonder."

"I'm just really happy to see a united camp back today and getting back to the business of building global friendships," said Mary Brophy, president of CISV USA.

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