MEMPHIS, Tenn. – “I feel amazing now.”
That’s what 8-year-old Cameron Scott told TODAY after beating Stage 4 brain cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
It started last year when Cameron went to the hospital after he fell down stairs and started experiencing back pain.
“It was like an out-of-body experience,” said Cameron’s mother, Tamika Scott. “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 TODAY, it was the second MRI that revealed Cameron had a tumor at the base of his brain known as medulloblastoma, “that soon spread to his spine in what was considered high-risk, stage 4 cancer.”
“I’m dad, and I have to be strong for everybody,” said Cameron’s dad, Wendell Scott. “I just felt we’re gonna fight. He’s my hero.”
Cameron underwent a four-hour long surgery to remove the tumor and six months of chemotherapy and radiation.
St. Jude pioneered gene sequencing of the 8-year-old’s cancer, so they were then able to create a highly-targeted treatment.
Now, Cameron is cancer-free.
“I feel like I’ve been through everything,” Cameron said.
St. Jude has covered all of Cameron’s hospital bills from beginning to end.