Cameron Whittle Encourages Others to Pay it Forward
At just three years old, Cameron Whittle began experiencing visual difficulties including photosensitivity, eye irritation, draining and swelling. At age 13, Cameron was diagnosed with keratoconus and, over time, the disease led to vision loss and corneal tissue scarring. Luckily, in June 2014, after completing his freshman year at Goldey-Beacom, Cameron had a successful corneal transplant surgery and regained vision in his left eye.
Cameron believes in paying it forward and honors his cornea donor by volunteering at Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley. In 2016, Cameron participated in the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland, Ohio, where he took first place in the 1,500 meter race! In 2018, Cameron was also selected as the face of the national Eye Donation Month campaign.