8-Year-Old Boy Beats Stage 4 Cancer After Year-Long Fight

November 28, 2017 Last Updated: November 28, 2017

An 8-year-old boy is gaining national media attention after he was featured last Thursday on the Today Show.

Cameron Scott was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor known as medulloblastoma. It then spread to his spine, in what is known as a high-risk stage four cancer, according to Today.

“He’s my hero,” his father, Wendell Scott, told Today.

In an extraordinary turn of events, Cameron is now cancer-free. He was treated at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, which pioneers new research and treatments for children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

When Cameron’s MRI revealed the cancer, his father had to prepare for what was coming.

“I’m dad, and I have to be strong for everybody,” Wendell told Today about his reaction to the news. “I just felt we’re gonna fight.”

Cameron underwent a four-hour surgery to remove the tumors before moving to St. Jude for further follow-up treatments. The boy went through six months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

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

According to Today, the hospital used pioneer gene sequencing which enabled them to prescribe a specific and highly-targeted treatment. It was then that they discovered it was not just a single disease but four different kinds.

The whole course of treatment was covered financially by St. Jude. According to NBC affiliate WSMV, no St. Jude patients ever receive a bill for their treatment.

The boy and his family remain grateful for the hospital’s work. This week the family were able to enjoy a day at Florida’s Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven after an emotional and exhausting year.

In a Tweet that went viral, one person wrote how donations are always worth it.

“I stay humble and thankful,” an emotional Wendell told the network. “Today (at Legoland) means a lot. I think (Cameron) said, ‘It makes me feel like everybody loves me, I’m special.’

It’s only fitting that Cameron loves heroes like Batman who use their brain and strong perseverance instead of superhuman powers.

The family started a GoFundMe page last year to help with expenses.

 

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