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Bachelorette 15 - Cameron Ayala - *Sleuthing Spoilers*

3. Cameron (Cam) Ayala: 30, Austin, TX. Graduated from Texas A&M and currently works at Tableau in computer software sales. Suffers from lymphedema. Here’s how he explains it in an IG post from Christmas of last year:

“Okay, long post here. This is something that I have never been public about because I never wanted sympathy or for people to feel sorry for me. In 2002 I was officially diagnosed with #lymphedema a non-curable condition that is often misdiagnosed and completely understudied by medical professionals across the ? I was told by dozens of doctors and “Specialists” that I would never be able to play competitive sports, and that I would have to manage this condition for the rest of my life. Receiving that news as a 12 year old boy was devastating because all I wanted to do was play ? ?? and ? with my friends. After visiting over 20 clinics, I was finally given some treatment options. Through manual lymphatic drainage massage, leg pumps, and custom compression garments, I was given a second chance to live a “normal” life again. This didn’t come with countless nights of excruciating pain, swelling, and mental agony. Through the support of my family, friends, and music, I stopped focusing on my misfortunes and started prioritizing the blessings that I often took for granted. Fast forward to 2014, I experienced my first “episode” of infection in my right knee. The past 4 years brought me to the top medical hospitals in Houston, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. After enduring 13 surgical procedures, the only consensus that the doctors came to was….amputation. The thought of losing my leg gave me crippling fear and anxiety. How would I ever be able to dance with my future wife, play sports with my future kids, and maintain a healthy lifestyle? As fate would have it, the experts at Boston Children’s Hospital performed a diagnostic procedure that saved my leg from being amputated in Dec. 2016. What I learned from my experience is that you HAVE TO

1) stay vigilant in your journey for treatment and answers.
2) Empathy and Sympathy are great but you ARE NOT entitled to them
3) “Pain is temporary, love is necessary” – Lil Wayne
4) There are support groups and resources available IF you seek them out
5) NEVER be ashamed of your story, it’s yours, and not everyone will understand nor is it your obligation to make them”

Facebook – Camerson Ayala
Twitter – @CamRonAyala
Instagram – cameronayala (private as of 3/12)
LinkedIn – Cameron Ayala (currently de-activated)

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Source: Reality Steve
by bluwavz
on Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:45 am
 
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Topic: Bachelorette 15 - Cameron Ayala - *Sleuthing Spoilers*
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