When Cameron was five weeks old, he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Today, he’s an eleven-year-old that’s happy, runs cross country, and does everything that any other eleven-year-old would do. No one would know the rigorous amount of the treatments he undertakes every day at home.
About two years ago, Cameron’s medical team determined that placing a G-Tube was necessary to help Cameron thrive. Cameron’s daily regimine starts around four in the morning. When his feeding tube is finished, he has to do 35 minutes of a percussive vest that has the whole house shaking by the end of the treatment.
He has to wear a nebulizer mask that is a mist full of salt, and right after that, he has to do another one, and then right after that, another one. And yet, he acts just like a normal kid when has to do all these treatments.
Cameron talks about finding a cure for CF all the time. He’ll say, “When we find a cure for CF, I won’t have to wear this vest all the time,” to which Cameron’s dad responds, “Yep, hopefully one day, Cameron.”