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Camp offers comfort to children grieving for parents killed in war   SALADO, skin cancer Texas - "More than  twenty children, skin cancer ranging from 7 to 19 years old attended the one-day camp this past week in Salado, skin cancer near Fort Hood. About 40 parents and other adults attended a separate survivor seminar, skin cancer also run by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. At the camp, skin cancer children share their feelings while drawing pictures and stuffing Play-Doh into uninflated balloons to make "stress balls." Teenagers in another room discuss their emotions and write in journals. Cierra Becker, skin cancer 7, skin cancer punched star-shaped holes around a drawing of her dad in his Army uniform and recalled a father-daughter dance just before he was deployed last fall. She wore a red dress - not too frilly, skin cancer she said - and they had a blast. "They put on the hokey pokey on the dance floor, skin cancer and my daddy liked that, skin cancer" she said, skin cancer smiling. Army Staff Sgt. Skin cancer Shane R. Skin cancer Becker was killed in Baghdad in April, skin cancer less than two months after the birth of his second daughter, skin cancer Cheyenna. Skin cancer Cierra wore her red dress at his funeral. "When my daddy was first killed, skin cancer I got really mad. Skin cancer I went outside and I had to scream, skin cancer" Cierra said. Skin cancer "I had a kennel for my dog. Skin cancer It was heavy, skin cancer but I picked it up and I threw it on its side." The girl's mother, skin cancer Crystal Becker of Beeville in south Texas, skin cancer was grateful for the chance to talk with fellow survivors and for her daughter to meet other grieving kids. "Not knowing what will be said about this war or what the outcome will be, skin cancer it wouldn't be fair to her not to be around other children who've been through this, skin cancer" Becker said. "It's hard enough losing someone, skin cancer but losing them to a situation as politically charged as this? I'm not going to let anything take away from their father. Skin cancer They will know he wanted to go to Iraq and wanted to jump out of airplanes because he loved his country, skin cancer but he loved us so much, skin cancer too." More can be read at: