The Lumberjacks Abe and Gabe work with the MDA “Season of Hope” camp for the children in St. Louis.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 2, 2012
They are two of the biggest men in the Midwest, and fans in the MWR coverage area have seen the Lumberjacks in the past pounding on the likes of arch rivals The Big Texan and Waco in the ring.
Recently the brother duo of Abe and Gabe took the time to use their hearts to meet the children of the annual MDA camp in St Louis. The 2012 theme was “Season of Hope”.
MDA Camp counselor Ellen Turner was kind enough to speak with us on the yearly program. She stated “ I have been working with the MDA going on 6 years now, the children are AMAZING. They make me laugh, they make me cry their truly my hero’s. While there is research going on to seek better treatments and cures for the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases, the camps allow the children a week to get attend to make new friends, catch up with old ones while having a fun filled week.
This year was another great year even with 103 degrees, the kids were happy to be there, during the week dinner was brought in from several sponsors including Texas Roadhouse, Lowes and a BBQ from Weber Chevrolet. Each day had a different them filled with various activities including a masquerade ball, and dances. “
Turner went on to say “ When you go home from seeing the event and how strong these children are as they go through their adversity of MDA it makes you realize how little some of our day to day troubles are.
When asked about the Lumberjacks Abe and Gabe, Turner replied they stayed from 1-4 and were wonderful with the children. We hope that they return next year to take part of the 2013 MDA camp.”
Lumberjack Abe stated “That the day was so rewarding being able to meet the children of the camp. You see these children who are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis at the camp and you would never know it as they are having the time of their lives with activities such as swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts fishing, campfires and much more while working with the councilors and fellow campers.
Abe went on to say that “My brother and I were so honored when one of the children told us that his dad was a wrestling fan and wanted to have our autographs to surprise his dad when he came was going to give it to dad when he came to pick him up at the week. “
Both Abe and Gabe spoke on how they look to come back next year to meet the children in 2012, and hope to bring some other fellow wrestlers to the camp. The children also met several other heroes throughout the week such as firemen who offered the kids rides on a fire truck, the St Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird comes to visits as does The Gateway Grizzlies Izzy, just to name a few.