Cameron Miller

Cameron Miller

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In September of 2018, 14-year old Cameron an adventurous, athletic, energetic kid who lived and breathed soccer, developed back pain. He was a player on the 2018 Tennessee State Championship travel team, the Murfreesboro Strikers, as well as his DeKalb County Middle School team and was extremely active, being a cross-country runner, wakeboarder, snowboarder, and a certified scuba diver. An x-ray, MRI, and bone scan had shown nothing irregular, so doctors felt that his pain was most likely sports-related and treated him with rest and physical therapy for several months. Then, in April of 2019, Cameron had cold symptoms that lingered for almost two weeks. After suspicious blood work, his family physician immediately sent him to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed with Ph-like ALL. He is currently being treated by an amazing medical team and has received chemotherapy, Car T-cell therapy, and a bone marrow transplant. Upon hearing that his father would be his bone marrow donor, Cameron told him, Dad, I love you and everything, but I was really hoping for somebody exotic. His cheerfulness, intelligence, and quick wit are all intact and he is sustained by the love of his wide and inclusive circle of friends. They visit him several times a week to play games or just hang out. He regularly attends church and youth activities at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Thanks to God, to the people who give their time and money to support cancer research, and to the doctors whose knowledge is such a vital part of the successful treatment of cancer, Cameron is now in remission. He has taken up golf until he is able to play soccer again.