Transcript: Surfing Camp Brings Joy to Families Affected by Childhood Cancer

People are spread out along a beach near a dock. Bright music plays. White text appears along the bottom. Grass gently blows in the wind. Corina Fleming holds her phone up towards the ocean. The waves crash along the shore. A surf instructor with long hair leads Sean Fleming to the ocean.

ON SCREEN TEXT:          Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

CORINA FLEMING: It's like a ripple effect, I think. So once it starts, you can't stop it.

Sean speaks to the camera in front of lightly colored surfboards and beach visitors. A blue box with white text appears in the lower left corner. Kids practice on surfboards laid out in the sand.

ON SCREEN TEXT:          Sean Fleming

                                    11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

SEAN FLEMING: We are surfing for kids that had cancer and adults that have lost some of their children during their treatment.

A surf instructor wearing a blue shirt guides a surf board, helping a child ride a wave. Corina, wearing glasses, cheers on the shore. Then she speaks to the camera. A blue box with white text appears in the lower left.

ON SCREEN TEXT:          Corina Fleming


CORINA: Whoo! Oh, there aren't any words to describe because it's something I wasn't sure he'd ever get to do, and he just beams.

The surf instructor with long hair guides Sean on a surfboard. Then Sean continues to speak to the camera.

SEAN: I was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma at the age of three. A year of treatment and then I'm finally back but they had to remove three of my ribs and take a bit of my lung. You're scared at first, and then once you're--you just do it a couple times, it's just really fun.

A birds-eye view reveals colorful surfboards laid on the sand while the adults and kids gather on the shore. White text fades in as the scene darkens.

ON SCREEN TEXT:          UnitedHealthcare sponsored the Indo Jax Surf Camp

                                    in Wrightsville Beach, NC - an escape for 40

                                    families affected by childhood cancer.

The surf instructor in a blue shirt lifts up a child in the ocean. Vic O'Neal, wearing a "do good. live well." volunteer shirt, speaks to the camera in front of beach visitors chatting. A blue box with white text appears.

ON SCREEN TEXT:          Vic O'Neal

                                    UnitedHealthcare Volunteer

VIC O'NEAL: When you get here, and you see that we're the top sponsor and we understand the needs of these kids, day in and day out, you can't beat it.

Surf instructors guide the kids on surfboards. Jack Viorel speaks to the camera. A blue box with white text appears.

ON SCREEN TEXT:          Jack Viorel

                                    Indo Jax Surf School Owner

JACK VIOREL: The ocean is sort of a microcosm of what an overall life is like. You have ups and downs. You have wipeouts. You know, you just have to deal with all of it. The ocean will--every time you go surfing, you're gonna get a wipeout, and these kids have had wipeouts. And when they catch that first wave and they stand up and they actually ride it all the way to the shore and they light up and they're beaming like, "Wow, I really did that," you can just see that they've changed in the way that they think about themselves.

A child on a pink surfboard rides a wave by himself. The surf instructor in a blue shirt cheers.

SURF INSTRUCTOR: Yeah! Dude, that is sick!

The kids practice on the sand. Sean gives a thumbs up to the camera. Then Corina continues speaking to the camera.

CORINA: I want him to know nothing can limit him even if he has a little bit of a physical disability. He can do whatever he wants. We'll find a way to get it done.

The surf instructor with long hair and Sean high five.

SEAN: It's one thing that I just don't wanna miss out on.

Aerial shot of the beach. White overlays with the UnitedHealthcare logo. Bright music fades.

ON SCREEN TEXT:          UnitedHealthcare®