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Terminal 8-Year-Old With Stage 4 Brain Cancer Makes Miracle Recovery

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Flashing a brilliant smile, 8-year-old Cameron Scott enjoyed a day at Legoland as a child who is officially cancer-free.

The past year has been incredibly difficult on the boy, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor last year.

The tumor originated at his brain stem and had traveled down his spine.

It was a fall down the stairs followed by unrelenting back pain that led Cameron’s parents to investigate what was going on with their boy.

Tamika and Wendell Scott, Cameron’s parents, were smacked in the face with the shocking news that their son had a medulloblastoma, considered high-risk, stage 4 cancer.

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“I’m dad, and I have to be strong for everybody,” Wendell told TODAY as he processed his son’s diagnosis. “I just felt we’re gonna fight.”

After an extensive surgery to remove the tumor, Cameron spent the better part of a year at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, where he received a life-saving, highly-effective treatment.

Doctors at St. Jude’s were able to identify the precise components of Cameron’s tumor, meaning they could provide a unique, personalized treatment for the boy.

Thanks to his life-saving treatment, Cameron’s body is tumor and cancer free.

“I feel amazing now,” Cameron said. “I feel like I’ve been through everything.”

Cameron is obsessed with superheroes, and is just beginning to understand that at just age eight, he is a real-life superhero.

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“He’s my hero,” Wendell Scott said.

While the costs of Cameron’s treatments were covered in full by St. Jude’s, the Scott family has still found themselves financially depleted after a year of fighting alongside their son.

“The fight to restore the household is just beginning,” reads Cameron’s GoFundMe Page.

Cameron is the youngest of six kids, and every life in his household was turned upside down by Cameron’s unexpected cancer.

Wendell Scott put his small business on pause to be by his son’s side during his grueling chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

But despite the financial setback, Cameron’s family is thankful to have their healthy boy back, and believes that together with their community, they will become whole once again.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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