- Cameron, 24, thanks fans after earning a first-class Animation and Video Effects master’s degree from the University of Dundee
- Student has special educational needs and admitted that he faced crippling self doubt
- Carol, 60, first shared the news of her son’s incredible academic achievements in a Twitter post on Sunday
Cameron, 24-year-old Carol Werderman’s son, has thanked fans for their support after earning a first-class Animation and Video Effects master’s degree from the University of Dundee.
On Sunday, Carol, 60, was every inch a proud mother as she spoke about her son’s university achievements after he endured ‘endless’ bullying.
After a wave of supportive comments, Cameron – who has “severe” special educational needs – filmed a video in which he admitted he didn’t believe he would ever get “so far in life.”
‘I never thought I’d get so far in life’: Carol Werderman’s son Cameron – who has ‘severe’ special educational needs – thanks fans for their support after receiving first-class degree
Bursting with pride: Carol was every inch a proud mother on Sunday as she celebrated her son’s graduation after enduring ‘endless’ bullying
In the poignant clip – shared on Carol’s Instagram on Monday – he admitted he was plagued by insecurities and doubts, but was driven by a need to ‘nuisance’ people who didn’t believe in him.
He began: ‘Thank you all for your words of encouragement, it really means a lot to hear. Especially from people who have gone through similar things in life.
‘I never thought my actions would be of so much importance to so many people. Similarly, I never thought that I would be able to go so far in life. That is exactly what inspired me to do so.
Touching: After a wave of support, Cameron – who has “severe” special educational needs – filmed a video in which he admitted he didn’t believe he would ever get “so far in life.”
He continued: ‘After being told and shown that I would never be able to achieve anything important, I began to believe in him but a feeling kept me going, despite it.
‘I would fail in spite of everything I was told, but most importantly, in spite of myself. I will continue to improve and achieve things I never thought I would be able to do despite my previous version of things I never thought I could do.
‘If you doubt yourself, just think how much satisfaction it takes to prove yourself and everyone else wrong. Because I will tell you now, it is very satisfying.’
Too Tough: Carol shares video as she thanks fans for their support and encourages parents of children with special educational needs
Carol shared the video with the caption: ‘My son Cam (Special Educational Needs) is saying thank you for your messages.
‘My son Cameron had a severe learning disability, but now he has struggled to earn his master’s degree. It has been a difficult journey especially in the school years as the education system does not treat these children the way they should.
‘This is what I was saying yesterday thank you for all your kind messages when I posted about him and thank you from me too ️❤️❤️
Reflecting: Carol Takes To Twitter To Share The Good News That Cameron Had A Master’s Degree From The University Of Dundee With Throwback Snaps
‘We have hundreds of messages from kids or their parents who are going through this right now and it’s heartbreaking xx.’
She added to her stories: ‘Thank you so much for all your sincere messages yesterday when I shared my son Cameron’s story with you.
‘Sadly, hundreds of messages came from parents or elders who were going through the education system with these severe learning difficulties, or are now going through the education system. It is very difficult.’
Achievement: In a series of fervent tweets, the Welsh star detailed Cameron’s achievements, noting his ‘different’ growth curve
The post came after Carol took to her Twitter platform…