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    1994 when Ron first heard about Georgia and the lack of Diabetic care for children he had a vision to provide Georgians with diabetic children s education through camping just as he did at Camp Hickory Hill in Columbia The first diabetic campers and Georgian medical team arrived in 1995 to experience Camp Hickory Hill and then in 1996 the first Georgian American Camp for Georgian Diabetic Children was held in the beautiful mountains of Georgia near Bakruni This summer the tenth anniversary a camp celebration was held to honor Ron the many American volunteers the Georgian team campers and the camp Over 600 Georgian children have learned to self manage their diabetes from a wonderful role model Ron showed them that they could live full and productive lives as diabetics Thanks to his tireless dedication and work a generation of Georgian teenage diabetic as well as medical doctors and nurses have come to Columbia to see Camp Hickory Hill and learn modern treatment methods and how to adapt them to the situation in Georgia Ron James working through ACTS international and ACTS Georgia has created a strong Georgian medical team and team of American volunteers The ACTS Georgian diabetic medical team has joined Ron and his American team each summer for camp Ron James was the medical pioneer who brought modern methods of diabetic care frequent monitoring of blood glucose and encouraging Georgian womendiabetics that they could safely deliver if their blood glucose was carefully monitored Last year the Georgian diabetic camp and Camp Hickory Hill again exchanged diabetic campers providing enrichment to both camps Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron s family his wife Betty son Jason daughter Susan and sister Cathy in this time of sadness As his friends we will always remember and miss his

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    9 00am Breakfast boiled eggs cheese buckwheat bread tea 9 30am Strenuous activity hiking soccer running games 11 30am Snack raw fruit vegetables sausage cheese bread water 11 45am Resume activity return hike or finish a game 1 45pm Blood check 2 00pm Lunch soup meat bits cheese bread slaw apples plums 2 30pm Lecture Instruction Q A sessions 4 00pm Food exchange game weighing and visualizing items 4 30pm

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    PROJECT TIMELINE The permanent camp will be constructed in three phases over the next three years Phase I Dining Hall and Education Center by 2008 Estimated cost 150 000 Phase II Cabins Laundry and Medical Clinic by 2009 Phase III Sports Field Soccer and Basketball facilities by 2010 FIRST PHASE First Floor approximately 3 625 sq ft The dining hall and kitchen will be located on the first floor In the rear of the building the kitchen will measure approximately 55ft x 25ft and will include a commercial stove and oven refrigerators and freezer sinks and food preparations areas dish washing and storage areas The dining hall will measure approx 75ft x 30ft with seating to accommodate 100 individuals at a time A restroom facility also located on the first floor will be handicapped accessible Second Floor approximately 3 625 sq ft The second floor will be an assembly and health instruction area with built in audio visual equipment that will allow medical professional to provide the daily health presentation to the campers This area will also double as the arts and crafts area A 10ft x 20ft space will be used to provide interactive computer and video training for

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    Missouri to gain camping knowledge and modern treatment methods from Dr James Camp Hickory Hill In Geeorgia before 1995 Type I diabetes could not be managed well and caused the death of it s victims usually within ten years of diagnosis The treatment of choice was to withhold food Children woiuld die either of malnutrition or complicaitons of diabetes Since the establishment of the first camp in the Republic of Georigia in 1996 hundreds of young diabetics are living longer healthier most importantly hopeful lives the community in which each child lives gains knowledge and hope as well Dr Koplatadze monitors his patients and carefully selectsnew patients as well as returning ones tot attend camp each year Statistics prove that successful lifetime disease management increases dramatically when a child is able to attend camp for five consecutive years ACTS Missouri took its first step toward the international treatment and education of type I diabetes in 1995 It invited ten diabetic teens two medical students two nurses and two endocrinologists from the Republic of Georgia to attended sessions at Camp Hickory Hill No such camp has ever been established in Georgia due in large part to the desperate economic conditions that

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    via Georgia to Turkey The Georgian armed forces have been receiving US training and support Increasing US economic and political influence in the country is being watched closely by the Kremlin as are Georgia s aspirations to join NATO and the EU Tensions between Moscow and Tbilisi are never far from the surface and have flared sporadically since Mikhail Saakashvili became Georgian presiden Following the collapse of communism in the USSR in 1991 Georgians voted overwhelmingly for the restoration of independence and elected nationalist leader Zviad Gamsakhurdia as president However Gamsakhurdia was soon overthrown by opposition militias which in 1992 installed former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze as the country s new leader During his 11 years in office the Georgian people felt increasingly at the mercy of poverty corruption and crime He was ousted in November 2003 following mass demonstrations over the conduct of parliamentary elections Once a relatively affluent part of the USSR with independence Georgia lost the cheap energy to which it had access in the Soviet period The rupturing of trading ties caused the economy to nose dive Georgia has been heavily dependent on Russia for its energy supply Like some other republics of the former

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    and Asia Georgia has long been an important contact zone In this mystical land you will be captivated by a thrilling blend of eastern enigma and western elegance The traditions of the East and West meet in Georgia to form a culture unlike any other in the world Nature Nature The following legend adequately describes Georgia s great natural beauty When God apportioned the Earth to all the peoples of

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    stopping place for travelers and a prize for conquerors Yet despite an extraordinary range of outside influences this Black Sea coast country that even today numbers less than five and a half million people has always maintained a strong sense of itself as a nation While remaining open to a variety of input from Greek and Roman Persian and Arab Muslim Seljuk Ottoman and Russian cultures Georgia has evolved its

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    stopping place for travelers and a prize for conquerors Yet despite an extraordinary range of outside influences this Black Sea coast country that even today numbers less than five and a half million people has always maintained a strong sense of itself as a nation While remaining open to a variety of input from Greek and Roman Persian and Arab Muslim Seljuk Ottoman and Russian cultures Georgia has evolved its

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