Cameron went to Dickerson College where he joined the ROTC, studied Arabic and earned a degree in Middle Eastern all to help prepare him for a career in the military. After graduation, Cameron joined the U.S. Army.
Lieutenant Cameron Kerr was deployed with the 101st Airborne where he was stationed in Afghanistan. In 2011, Cameron stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) resulting in the loss of his left leg below the knee. Cameron was awarded the Purple Heart for his service.
Just nine months after his injury, Cameron re-learned to snowboard, as an amputee, with Move United. “It was one of the first big ‘I can do this again’ type of things,” he said. “I started realizing that something that I had done as a kid with two legs, and that I had loved as a teenager that I could get back into pretty seamlessly.”
Among Cameron’s athletic accomplishments, he has completed the Boston Marathon twice.
Earlier this year, Cameron continued to redefine disability and disabled veterans with a trek to Antarctica, skiing the last 60 nautical miles to the South Pole with the 2041 Foundation founded by Robert Swan, who was the first explorer to visit both poles,