New York (NBC) – An eight-year-old boy is described as a superhero after defeating stage 4 brain cancer with the help of St. Jude.
Cameron Scott was diagnosed with medullobastoma, a high-risk tumor spread to his spine.
"He's my hero," his father Wendell Scott told Kerry Sanders of Kerry today.
Cameron and his family shared their journey. "I feel incredible now," Cameron told Sanders. "I feel like I've gone through everything."
"It was like an out-of-body experience," said his mother Tamika Scott to Sanders. "First they showed us back and spine and the doctor who looked at the pictures turned to the other doctors and said:" I need another MRI, I need you to scan upstairs. "
Cameron underwent surgery to remove the tumors and was then sent to St. Jude for further treatment, where St. Jude pioneered Cameron cancer gene sequencing, allowing them to prescribe targeted treatment and doctors discovered Soon, Cameron had not one but four diseases.
The eight-year-old was subjected to chemotherapy and radiation for six months.
According to NBC News, the entire process was funded by St. Jude.
] "I'll stay humble and thankful, "Wendell said.