Performing onstage in front of other campers. Bonding with cabinmates. Careening down a zip line. For 16-year-old Brady Thompson, summer has been synonymous with fun at Roundup River Ranch in Gypsum, Colorado.
During each of the three summers before this one, the resident of West Des Moines, Iowa, headed to the ranch for a week of medically supported camp. The experiences represented some of Thompson’s only vacations. He doesn’t travel much because he has Kleine-Levin syndrome, a sleep disorder that sometimes necessitates intravenous infusions.