Learn more about Cameron

St. Jude patient Cameron

6 years old
sickle cell disease

When Cameron was born, he was found to suffer from sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder that causes red blood cells to become hard and sickle-shaped. His family was devastated. But St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has one of the largest sickle cell research and treatment centers in the country, and Cameron’s pediatrician referred his family there for his ongoing treatment and care.

At St. Jude, Cameron began receiving antibiotics to help prevent him from developing dangerous infections. Cameron is admitted to St. Jude if he develops a fever that could signal an underlying infection, but otherwise, he visits St. Jude every six months for checkups. Cameron’s mom is thankful for St. Jude. “Knowing that they are always researching a cure for Cameron and other kids like him puts a love in my heart for St. Jude,” she said. Cameron is a happy little boy who loves making new friends.


September 2012