Tuesday, September 10, 2013

CAM Photos: Casey

My name is Casey Deakins. I’m 26 years old, and I’m a junior Public Administration major at the University of Central Florida. I have Apert Syndrome and Asperger’s Syndrome.  I’m minoring in Nonprofit Management with the hopes of working for an NGO, like the American Red Cross. I like working on my photography, being with my family and friends, working with non-profits, and making people laugh.

I guess my greatest gift comes from my generally goofball nature. I thoroughly enjoy making people smile and laugh. I hardly miss an opportunity to be silly, if I know it could brighten someone’s day. Maybe my goofball personality can help people see that there really is a person beneath all of the scars. By nature I’m a happy, witty type of person but around certain people, I can be a clown too. I just enjoy making people happy…….it brings me a wonderful feeling knowing I made someone’s day a little brighter. I read somewhere that laughter is the best medicine, and I am a firm believer of that philosophy. Laughter can make things seem not so bad, or turn a bad day around, etc.

So…..have you had your smile today?? 


  1. My two years old granddaughter is an Aperts baby. Fortunately we have a brilliant team of surgeons at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, one of the centres of excellence for the treatment of this syndrome in the UK, who have already done so much for her. She also has strong, devoted and loving parents. Now she has you for inspiration. God bless you. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments!!!!! It meant a lot to me to read them. It made my week to see this. If you or your daughter have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email is [email protected].


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