Muskoka-raised Paralympian wins bronze

PYEONCHANG — A Paralympian who grew up in Muskoka was on the podium here in South Korea Friday.

Collin Cameron won bronze in the sitting 15K race.

Cameron was born in Barrie, but raised in towns throughout Muskoka including Baysville, Port Sydney, and Huntsville, before moving to Bracebridge where his parents live today.

Born with arthrogryposis, which is a congenital neuromuscular disorder which causes muscle shortening and limits the range of motion in his joints, he decided early on that it wasn’t going to hold him back especially from participating in sports. He started played badminton, soccer and road hockey when he was a young boy but it wasn’t until he moved to Greater Sudbury that he was introduced to winter sports and began playing competitively.

After completing his studies at Fanshaw College, Collin moved back to Bracebridge. He met Marley Lafreniere soon after and six months later moved to Sudbury to be closer to her. In May of last year the couple got married.

With files from South Side Story, Sudbury

Colin Cameron won bronze in South Korea Friday. (Photo by Denise McChesney)