Cameron Mathison (Ryan, ALL MY CHILDREN) is participating in a triathlon to raise money for the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, and he has a very special reason why that particular cause is near and dear to his heart.
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“On the left, me at around five years old, wearing the leg brace I wore for four years day and night because of a degenerative bone disease,” he wrote, sharing a side-by-side photo of himself as a child and an adult. “On the right, me showing off my hops around 25 years old.”
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The actor suffered from Legg-Perthes disease as a boy, and credits the doctors and nurses who helped him recover with making him the man he is today.
“Point is,” he added, “if it wasn’t for the incredible care of a children’s hospital, I may not even be walking today never mind dunking a basketball.”
Now, not only can Mathison walk and dunk basketballs, but he’s running the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 17. If you would like to help him reach his fundraising goal of $500, you can click here to visit his donation page. “The work they do at LACH is worth every penny,” Mathison declared. “Thank you.”
Part of that full life that Mathison has been able to lead includes his beautiful wife Vanessa, and you can relive their romance in the beautiful pictures below!
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