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Cameron C.

Cameron C.
Cameron C.


Cameron Carthens, age 42, has worked as many as two to three service industry jobs at a time in this small NC town, so he is recognizable to many of our citizens by his friendly smile. 

Cameron suffered a stroke in October, 2010 and came to us for his acute and outpatient rehabilitation. His smile and hopeful nature has served him well during this trying time and he soaks up all the information he can about his stroke, his recovery potential, the disability process, vocational rehab opportunities, and how to reduce the risk of having another stroke in the future. He was, and continues to be, vocal and active in his own care.   

He decided that he needed to actively seek out the more positive influences in his life, those who would support him in his efforts to make the lifestyle changes he wanted to make. He realized he would need to slow down his active pace, and yet find other productive activities to fill his days. His ongoing rehabilitation efforts have helped provide him with one of those productive outlets and he continues to regain many of his physical abilities. 

I felt moved to nominate this young man, not only for what he has accomplished since his stroke and how he has coped with this major change, but for what he in turn contributes to us, his rehabilitation supporters: a bright smile that continues to reinforce our dedication and refresh our spirit. For that, we thank HIM.


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