Honored Kid

Cameron T.

Age 25
Cameron T. Kid Photo

Location

New Haven, CT, US

Diagnosis

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

September 1996

Status

Cancer free

Treated At

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

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My Story

Cameron Twitty was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Stage B) at the young age of 2. This is a rare childhood type of cancer. It took six doctor and hospital visits for this disease to be diagnosed. He had 3 tennis ball sized tumors in his body. One tumor was in the liver, one tumor was in the pancreas, and one tumor was on the spine. They treated Cameron with Radiation and Chemo Therapy. Cameron handled everything like a “Champ!” He kept on smiling and being an adorable 2 year old. He looked even cuter with a bald head. His nick name was, “Charles Barkley!”

Cameron endured many treatments and doctor visits for the next few years. He missed most of daycare and pre-school. Our family had a wonderful network of support from friends and family. We attended the March on Washington with a group of people from a local support group called the Candle Lighters. Cameron made front page news of the Washington Post! We gathered with thousands of people to support the same cause to urge Congress to help with this disease that claims the lives of thousand of children and people each year. Cameron would point to his button on his shirt and would say, “No more Cancer!” He said this in his husky 2 year old voice!

Our faith was strong, but became stronger. The doctors told us he had less than 6 months to live. We were devastated. We continued to place our trust and faith in God. God heard our prayers and Cameron miraculously made a complete recovery and remained Cancer Free for 15 years! He is now 19 years old and a Freshman in College.

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