That deterioration was tough on a sporty child. Born in Ayr, Scotland, football was his first love and then kickboxing, in which he competed and won a silver medal at national level, before archery took hold.
“Sport is what drives me, it’s where I can be myself, it’s my escape from everyday life,” he adds. “It’s where I feel equal to everyone else, whereas in day-to-day life, I can feel excluded.”
That feeling of exclusion was most acute at school, where provision for disability was extremely limited. There were times when he couldn’t get in and out of my classrooms with a wheelchair.
He didn’t do any sport at secondary school, because they didn’t have a sporting programme for kids who were wheelchair-bound.
“I had to sit and watch or go to the library and do something else,” Cameron reflects. “Being young and having a disability can be tough.”
“I developed a small group of close friends who knew everything to do with my condition, and they’ve been there for me for years.”