Author, TV Personality & Public Speaker
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Cam Tribolet is many things—a living miracle, an amputee, a husband and father, a public speaker, a TV personality, a hunter, a skier, a volunteer, an architectural engineer — a man with an amazing story.
After being shot in 1986, enduring multiple surgeries and an eight-month stay in the hospital, Cam experienced total organ failure and died 13 times before awaking to a new reality—both of his legs had been amputated. After months of hard work and perseverance, Cam recovered and now wears artificial limbs for mobility. Since that season, Cam has never embraced the term “handicapped;” instead, he has used his life to inspire others.
He began hunting in 1989, and in 1996 became a volunteer for Buckmasters American Deer Foundation (BADF). From 1997 to 2000, Cam spoke with other disabled hunters and set up hunts for disabled hunters. Then, in 2001, he began the Three Rivers One Shot Chapter for the BADF in Fort Wayne, raising funds for disabled hunters, finding locations for hunts, and setting up hunts for disabled children and adults, as well as children suffering with terminal illnesses.
In addition, Cam began a support group for amputees and often speaks to new amputees about his experiences, encouraging them to move forward and embrace their new lives. A gifted public speaker, Cam shares his testimony of courage and strength with large groups every year such as: Boy Scout troops, church congregations, youth groups, Upward Basketball camps, building trades’ conventions, occupational therapists school at St. Francis College and many more.
Winner of the 2008 Pathfinder Award from Safari Club International for his volunteer work with the disabled community, Cam continues to let his light shine on everyone he personally encounters and through his many television appearances.
His moving story was featured on the TV program, “I Survived—Beyond and Back” (the Biography Channel), and he shares inspiring thoughts and the stories of other disabled hunters on the national, weekly program, “The Way Outfitters”
Cam and his wife Sue have two children; they live in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Cam shares his story on video……….www.thewayoutfitters.com/html/videos/cameronTestimonial.php
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