OCT 17th, 2014
Today my mom talked to another mom of a 6th grader that I spoke with this summer just before school started. This little girl has been bullied in elementary school and she wanted to talk to me. I really enjoyed our talk and just gave her some advise on what to say if bullies say something to her. I'm so happy that I empowered this little girl! Now she is empowering others in her school!
OCT 23rd 2014,
Here is another girl who was a victim of bullying! She was 15! I need all of your help! Please share my page, talk to teachers, principals, cheer gyms, gymnastic and other groups. Tell them that they need to have me come and speak! My peers need to know that they are not alone! That suicide is the end but not the answer!
Excited and ready to hangout with all of you. On Sunday get your questions ready:)
OCT. 26th, 4pm pst/ 6pm cst/ 7pm est
Cams Online Hangout
OCT.15th Time TBD
OCT.30th,4pm pst/6pm cst/ 7pm est
Cams Online Hangout
If you are interested in Camille speaking at an event or school
contact (888) 881-8798
Camille "Cam" Paddock is a 15 year old that suffers from Alopecia Areata, a seriously misunderstood and under researched auto-immune disease that causes hair loss as well as other more serious health complications. Due to her hair loss, she was bullied to the point that she considered taking her own life.
Thankfully, she did not. Instead, she decided to use her life to help other kids deal with bullying, depression and suicide prevention. She started her own online anti-bullying community through facebook called Dare to be Different where she could reach out to other kids dealing with bullying and give them a place to vent and find hope. Soon, kids and families were reaching out to her through her page because they were dealing with bullying, depression or the effects of Alopecia Areata and wanted her help and insight. Cheer gyms and schools and support groups asked her to come and speak to their groups of kids.
Cam discovered that hearing another kid say 'I've been through this, I wanted to die and I am so glad that I didn't so I could be here to help you and tell you to stay strong and that suicide is not the way. ' makes a more powerful impact.
So, Cam's online community became Cam's Dare to be Different, a not for profit corporation (501c3) whose mission is to reach kids through kids to stop the bullycide epidemic.
Camille's goal is to be able to travel and do speeches to reach out to as many kids as she can in regard to bullying, depression and suicide prevention and to have a Cam's Dare to Be Different group in every school.
To reach every school in every zipcode. Empowering kids/ teens & putting an end to bullying.