Consistent and Compassionate Care

When the idea for Camp Kudzu began to sprout (pun intended), Stephen Anderson, M.D., was already at the table. As a pediatric endocrinologist with a heart for service, Dr. Anderson has been a consistent fixture of our programming and integral to our success since day one.

Dr. A, as he is affectionately known by Camp Kudzu staff and campers, has served our community as cofounder, camp endocrinologist, board member and board member emeritus. Drawing on more than 40 years of medical practice, he volunteers during staff orientation, camper check-in, clinician meetings, blood sugar logbook reviews and midnight rounds. The daily and long-term management of insulin-dependent diabetes has continuously evolved over the course of his career, and Dr. A’s leadership has been a steady, guiding force as we support families living with T1D.

And his dedication runs deeper than medical expertise — he also gets the magic of camp. Often clad in a vintage Kudzu t-shirt or a first-edition yellow logoed baseball cap, Dr. A is known to lend a hand with tie-dye, guest star in the dining hall as the golden syringe and perform countless other duties as assigned.

At the second annual Evening Under the Stars fundraising gala, we were honored to present Dr. A with a lifetime achievement award for his enduring impact on Camp Kudzu. His consistent, compassionate care over the years has been instrumental to the safety, success and longevity of Camp Kudzu. There are truly not enough words for us to express our appreciation.

To Dr. A: Thank you for being at the table then and now.

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