When David Larmore passed away from Spina Bifida at the age of 32, his parents Sheldon and Sara Belle Larmore wanted to honor his life of service to others. Recently, the Larmore’s presented a $3,000 grant to Easterseals’ Camp Fairlee through the David Larmore Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The grant will aid summer camp experiences that provide children’s therapy and exercise programs for those with disabilities.
The memorial fund was created by David’s parents after his courageous battle through numerous surgeries and health complications while living a life of purpose through volunteer efforts with Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the March of Dimes. Inspired by their son’s journey, The Larmore’s wrote a book, Be Quiet and Listen, on David’s life and the proceeds were used to create the endowment fund. Knowing this fund is permanent gives them great pride as it ensures their son’s legacy will last forever.
Located outside of Chestertown, Maryland, Easterseals Camp Fairlee has been providing recreation and respite for individuals age 6 and up since 1954. Camp Fairlee provides a safe and accessible camp experience where campers are challenged to discover their full potential, acquire new skills, and make new and lasting friendships while under the guidance of trained and qualified staff. While campers enjoy their time at Camp Fairlee, their families are able to take a much-needed break from caregiving.
Pictured left to right, Ford Wagonner, Easterseals Director of Marketing and Public Affairs; BJ Summers, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore; Ken Sklenar, Easter Seals CEO; and Sara Belle and Sheldon Larmore.