By Video & Letter: A Son Tries to Connect with His Estranged Father

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About Cameron Conaway

Cameron Conaway, Executive Editor at The Good Men Project, is a former MMA fighter and an award-winning poet. He is the author of Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet, Bonemeal: Poems and Until You Make the Shore. Conaway is on the Editorial Board at Slavery Today. Follow him on Google+ and on Twitter: @CameronConaway.

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  1. Cameron,

    I’m not sure if you remember me but I was working in the pizza place you and Maggie came into when you were visiting the mountains in Southern California. We talked about training in kickboxing and MMA.
    I just wanted to thank you and Maggie for sharing this. I’m currently going through some family issues after the passing of my father and your words really hit my core. Thank you so much for your willingness to be open and honest. I pray God touches your dad’s heart and he feels the sincerity in your words and the love in your intentions. I also pray my mom sees the same in me.
    God Bless both of you. Come visit when you get back to the states.
    -Tina

  2. Wow Cameron,
    What powerful vulnerability! Your strength (and I don’t mean physical) is amazing. Truly wish you the best. Can’t wait to read the book!!
    Peace and Love be with you always,
    Lisa

  3. We met Cameron and Maggie in Bangkok and immediately struck up a friendship. While he didn’t go into many details, he did reveal he had had problems with his father and he was getting hassled over the book he had written. I’m not going to dwell on what I think of his father but I do feel his book has every right to be published and that his message should be heard far and wide.

    We look forward to meeting up with them both later this year and hope in the meantime Cameron gets all the success he deserves.

    ktelontour

  4. Daryn Clark says:

    I hope your father really listens to this. A powerful message and a powerful opportunity. I hope……………..it’s what we have……….hope

  5. Cameron has grown in to a honest loving bright strong man . I’m so proud of him. No one should ever silence his feelings and how he found away to cope with his issues with his father . It is sad that he found happiness and peace finally thru his words . And the same suppressers have found away to hurt him yet once again. Cameron stand proud . you are a wonderful man. You have fought through your demons . This law suit is your next fight don’t let them silence you again.

  6. Audra Leonard says:

    Cameron,
    I’m totallly amazed by you….you totally inspire me!!! I always thought the world of you and always will…..Cameron what is happening to you is wrong…and I hope the people that are doing this opens their eyes and realize that…you are truely amazing person and if they can’t see that then they should be ashamed of themself….I know i’m the out-law of the family but Iam so proud of you and always will be.
    I love you …Aunt Audie

  7. Justin Miller says:

    Cameron,
    I am so proud of you and the man you have become. Watching this video and reading the letter to your father was very moving for me. It brought tears to my eyes. I know how hard and long you’ve worked on this book. You are a very gifted writer and even more important a very very gifted man. I pray that your father will see this and will finally realize this also. Even though you are my lil brother you inspre me greatly. Good luck Whappers lol.
    Love Justin Miller

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