Kid With Brain Injury Is Coffee Entrepreneur
But one nine-year-old has already founded a successful coffee business.
Camden Myers - known simply as Cam - set up Cam’s Coffee Co. already has five employees working at his shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Upon opening, people queued out of the door - with many regulars travelling out of their way to buy their morning coffee from Cam.
The business was started little over a year ago, with the help of his mother Latasha Barr-Myers, to develop skills, including math, communication and attention span.
Cam’s undiagnosed condition made his childhood tough, bouncing from school-to-school and suffering from several speech problems that left him bereft of confidence.
But after his parents installed a coffee bar in their home, they noticed a marked improvement in Cam’s sociability and decided to use it to help him develop his skills.
This led eventually to a pop up coffee stand in a family friend’s salon, which quickly morphed into a brick-and-mortar retail space that now employs five - three of which also suffer from disabilities - with six more planned in the future.