Cameron Mayer, age 15

Photograph by Andrea Romero (2021)

Cameron’s favorite thing is nature: going to the park, helping his mom water the garden, following the stream of water as it runs to the street.
He loves to look at photos of family, friends and places they have visited. He loves art, the changing of the seasons, and holidays. His role models are his siblings. They accept him perfectly for who he is. They love each other unconditionally.

Cameron is non-verbal and has a diagnosis of Angelmen syndrome and schizoaffective disorder. He also has eosinophilic esophagitis disease and a rare vision disorder that makes everything look like a kaleidoscope with colors. He also has a condition that keeps him on his tip toes because of the extra growth in his heal bone. He has epilepsy and severe PICA disorder.
Cameron’s personality is made of strength and innocence. When something is hard–like medical tests or hospital stays–he shows his strength to keep going. His innocence is of pure actions, feelings, love, and joy. He has a beautiful soul.

Family Connection of South Carolina provides services and resources to families who have a child with a disability or specialized healthcare need. Since 1990 we have served more than 100,000 families and today our services are needed more than ever. We focus on parent-to-parent support, guidance with navigating the complex healthcare system, and assistance with school meetings and special education plans.

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