Every superhero is unique in their own special way, having superpowers. One thing common about them is that they fight against all odds. Most of the superhero is born on this planet to loving and wonderful families. One such superhero right now is an 8-year-old Cameron Scott, who fought and beat brain cancer that had spread to his spine, which was diagnosed last year.
Wendell Scott the father of the 8-year-old superhero told Kerry Sanders of TODAY “He’s my hero.”
He had been treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is now remarkably cancer free. Cameron’s family shared this journey as part of TODAY’s “Thanks and Giving” series that emphasizes the lifesaving work at St. Jude.
Cameron, the superhero is receiving a lot of attention on social media after being featured on the Today Show.
After a nerve stirring and strenuous year, Cameron and his family relished a day in the Florida Sunshine at the Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven.
“I feel amazing now,” Cameron, the superhero told Sanders after he beat the brain cancer. “I feel like I’ve been through everything.”
Cameron is the sixth and the youngest child, who was struck by the tragedy when he fell down the stairs last year and began to encounter back pain.
“It was like an out-of-body experience,” his mother, Tamika Scott, told Sanders. “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.”’
A brain tumor, known as medulloblastoma, which spread instantly to his spine was revealed after a second MRI, is believed to be high-risk and a stage 4 brain cancer.
Cameron’s father reacted to the news “I’m Dad, and I have to be strong for everybody,” and claimed, “I just felt we’re gonna fight.”
The boy had to undergo a four-hour surgery to beat and eliminate the tumors and was then shifted to St. Jude for an additional treatment.
He was imposed a high-level treatment by the hospital, which initiated gene sequencing of his brain cancer. Apparently, they identified that the brain cancer was of four different types and not just a single disease, yet, he beat them all.
A complete six months of chemotherapy and radiation, on the brain cancer was performed on this 53-pound superhero. St. Jude bore the expenses of the entire course, from the start till the end.
The superhero and his family are eternally grateful for all the effort executed by St. Jude, towards the treatment of the brain cancer.
The father emotionally broke down by saying, “I stay humble and thankful,” and ended by saying, “Today (at Legoland) means a lot. I think (Cameron) said, ‘It makes me feel like everybody loves me, I’m special.'”
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