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Mother pays tribute to 11-year-old Winder boy who died from rare mitochondrial disease

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Camden “SuperCam” Fortner, 11, of Winder, died June 14 as the result of complications from Pearson syndrome, an extremely rare mitochondrial disease that carries a short life expectancy. A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, June 26, and a community celebration of life service is scheduled for July 17 at Bethlehem Church.

Editor’s Note: Camden Fortner, 11, of Winder, died June 14 as the result of complications from Pearson syndrome, an extremely rare mitochondrial disease that carries a short life expectancy. There are fewer than 100 cases reported worldwide. Below, Fortner’s mother, Erin Matthews Clark, provided this tribute to her son to The Barrow News-Journal.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Smith Funeral Home, 755 Atlanta Hwy. SE, Winder. A community celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. July 17 at Bethlehem Church, 548 Christmas Ave., Bethlehem.

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