TACKERS bring together children who have have had transplants from around the world, to participate in camps where they have the opportunity to meet peers who have shared the same experience.
Since TACKERS was founded in 2002, seventeen winter camps have been held in Anzère, Switzerland where hundreds of children, from around 35 different countries, have participated. The aim is for the children to develop their independence by trying new activities such as skiing, snowboarding, dog sleighing, scuba-diving and para-gliding and to develop a support network to help their families and each other.
The camps provide an environment outside of the hospital to educate the children to comply with their post-transplant medication programme, promote good health and a fulfilling life and most importantly have fun! Camp rebuilds their confidence and shows them and their parents that they can live life independently, like others. It is also a unique way to educate and promote the positive results of organ donation and transplantation to transplant recipients, healthcare professionals and the general public. Our camps also show donor families the result of their «gift of life».