Cameron is a creative, fearless, happy, silly kid that loves to dance, paint, swim, play doctor, bake, go to the beach, and is the sweetest big sister to Kaitlin. After being admitted to Georgetown Hospital in March 2020, a CT scan found “moderate hydrocephalus” and she was scheduled for a full brain MRI the next morning.
The MRI found a posterior fossa tumor compressing the brain stem and she was rushed to a 14 hour neurosurgery. Cameron had 3 brain surgeries in just 12 days, which landed her an extended stay in the PICU for the next month for recovery and therapies where she had to relearn how to eat, drink, talk, sit, crawl, walk, etc.
In May 2020 the marathon of treatment began starting with 7 weeks of proton beam radiation on her brain and spine, 4 rounds of in-patient intensive chemotherapy. Due to a metastatic, inoperable spot on her spine, Cameron began a year of metronomic (oral) chemotherapy in December 2020. In December 2021, Officially officially rang the completion of chemo bell at Children’s National!
Age at Diagnosis:
18 months old
3 years old
Type of Brain Cancer:
Summary of Treatment:
-4 surgeries & 2 resections
-1 EVD placement
-2 shunt surgeries
-7 weeks of radiation
-4 rounds of in-patient chemotherapy
-12 months of metronomic chemotherapy