Cameron Baker


Cameron Baker, 21, of Bar Harbor, died Jan. 3 at his family home in Jamesville, N.Y., after losing his battle with addiction.

Cam was born in Syracuse, NY, and resided most of his life in the Syracuse area. He was a 2014 graduate of the Big Picture School in Lafayette, N.Y., and attended the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. Cam made his home in Bar Harbor for the past year.

Cam suffered from a rare genetic disorder, pachyonychia congenita (PC), which is a painful condition that affects about 10,000 worldwide. Cam had been active with the PC Project since its inception and attended the first national meeting of the PC Project in Kansas City. The PC Project is searching for treatment and a cure of this disorder.

Although Cam suffered from crippling chronic pain, he would walk any distance and go to any lengths to help anyone who needed him. His heart, his pockets and his apartment were open to all his friends. He was an endlessly kind and sensitive soul who raged against injustice in any form.

Cam loved loud punk music, his mom, his friends and cats, especially Alice, a male cat he rescued in Bar Harbor.

Cam hated bigots, racists, facists, neo-Nazis and Trump.

Surviving are his parents, Robert A. Baker and Marcia Hough; a sister, Alexis Baker of Yurihonjo, Japan; his maternal grandmother, Nancy Hough of Manlius, N.Y.; an aunt, Sandra Hough of Hampton, Va.; a great-aunt, Virginia Baker of Westfield, Mass.; and his beloved Alice.

A celebration of Cam’s life will be held in the spring in Bar Harbor at a date to be announced.

Contributions in Cam’s name may be made to PC Project, PO Box 17850, Holladay, Utah 84117.

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