MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — This kid is assuredly an inspiration and a shining example of strength and determination.
His name is Cameron Scott, 8.
According to Today, he loves superheroes who use their brains and mental strength in place of superhuman powers.
The source notes his favorite superhero as Batman, of whom uses the aforementioned attributes.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 25, 2017
Today reports Cameron has modeled his superhero in the last year, showing his own toughness after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer.
Wendell Scott, Cameron’s father, tells the source that his son is his hero.
Today reports Cameron is now cancer-free after undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For the family, the journey has been “emotional” and “grueling,” according to the source. But, they’re all proud to see their little one defy the odds in his battle with cancer and come out on top.
The source mentions — after receiving the remarkable news — he and his family even took time to enjoy a day in Florida, at the Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven.
Thankfully, according to Cameron, he feels “amazing” now. “I feel like I’ve been through everything,” says the 8-year-old.
Note: Even rapper Common retweeted his story, calling it “inspiring.”
— COMMON (@common) November 25, 2017
RECEIVING INITIAL DIAGNOSIS
The source reports Cameron’s medical situation began last year when he fell down a flight of stairs and started experiencing back pain.
His mother, Tamika Scott, mentions as follows.
“It was like an out-of-body experience. They initially showed us the back and his spine, and the doctor looking at the pictures turned to the other doctors and said, ‘I need another MRI. I need you to scan upward.'”
According to a second MRI, Cameron had a tumor at the base of his brain known as medulloblastoma. Unfortunately, it would soon spread to his spine as high-risk, stage-4 cancer.
Cameron’s father mentions as follows.
“I’m dad, and I have to be strong for everybody. I just felt we’re gonna fight.”
After discovering the situation, 8-year-old Cameron underwent a four-hour surgery to remove the tumors. Afterward, he went to St. Jude for follow-up treatment.
STORM IS OVER NOW
The hospital prescribed a highly-targeted treatment for Cameron after conducting gene sequencing of his particular cancer.
During tests, St. Jude discovered it wasn’t just one disease — but four different types.
At only 53 pounds, Cameron endured and fought through six months of chemotherapy and radiation. According to Today, the entire process was financially covered by St. Jude.
All in all, the family is incredibly grateful for the hospital’s diligence during Cameron’s fight. Wendell Scott offers the following statement.
“I stay humble and thankful. Today (at Legoland) means a lot. I think (Cameron) said, ‘It makes me feel like everybody loves me, I’m special.'”
Let us know your thoughts about this courageous child. Enduring cancer is no walk in the park. It takes strength beyond that of normal will and might.
So, for sure, Cameron is definitely a superhero.
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