by guest blogger, Baker Lawrimore
“Hey Cameron, need a ride?” We were moving pretty slowly (Cameron can't move as quickly as other kids his age) and we needed to pick up the pace.
“Yep,” he said, beaming as I hoisted him up and headed to the next session of the Fine Arts Camp. I was there as a teen helper; Cameron as a camper.
My friend Cameron Brown is extraordinary. I've thought about it, and I truly can't remember a time when Cameron was grouchy, moody, or even disagreeable. By contrast, he is absolutely delightful, even though his life hasn’t been easy. You see, Cameron has had a developmental disorder since birth. He’s had to take growth hormone shots, has been bullied, and has struggled to learn. Yet, Cameron emits contagious joy. Cameron has taught me a lot about life. Just by being the joyful, grateful person that he is, he blesses the people around him. As a college student, I hope to serve my community by living my life the way my friend Cameron lives his.
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