Jenlene Nowak (Mizz Mozaic)

When Special Love was forced to pivot to virtual programming in 2020, it was quickly apparent that we needed craft presenters with professional experience to broaden our program offerings. Jenlene […]

Jarvis Kuo

Jarvis Kuo’s history with Special Love goes almost all the way back to the beginning – he joined Camp Fantastic in 1986 at age 10 after a diagnosis of osteogenic […]

Jeriel Rodriguez

Jeriel was 11 years old when he was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma at Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital. He was introduced Special Love through Camp Fantastic at age 13 and attended […]

Kiana and Kendra Nwachukwu

  Not many Special Love campers can say they started out as babies. Even fewer can say they started out at camp as twin babies! But that what Kiana and […]

Randy Schools

  Randy Schools, the former President of the Recreation & Welfare Association at the National Institutes of Health, joined the organization at the very beginning back in 1983. The R&W […]

Sheila Baker

  When Sheila Baker and her late husband, Tom, the founders of Special Love and its hallmark program, Camp Fantastic, started the organization in 1983, they had no idea they […]