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Toddler battling rare disease comes home for Thanksgiving

Posted November 26, 2009
Updated November 29, 2009

— Thanksgiving is all about spending time with people you care about. This year, the holiday will have special meaning for a Holly Springs family.

Holly Springs toddler with rare disease comes home Holly Springs toddler with rare disease comes home

Two-year-old Cameron Fisher was diagnosed with Atypical HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome) eight months ago. The toddler was healthy and on his way to Disney World with his family when the disease struck.

Since then, Cameron has spent time at numerous hospitals in Florida and North Carolina, including Durham’s Duke University Hospital and Charlotte’s Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center.

He finally got to come home to Holly Springs Wednesday.

“We’ve had some days in the last months where we weren't sure we were going to get here. It's just amazing,” Laura Fisher, Cameron's mother, said of her son's homecoming.

Cameron’s family greeted him at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport with hugs and kisses.

“Our hope is that being at home is going to just really bring about a big jump in his recovery,” Becky Crawford, Cameron's grandmother, said.

Cameron’s family says this is what Thanksgiving is all about.

“Absolutely gives a new meaning to Thanksgiving. This will definitely be the best one we've ever had,” Fisher said.

“This is a Thanksgiving forever,” Crawford said.

Cameron will likely have to undergo a kidney transplant and rehabilitation, but overall his prognosis has dramatically improved.


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  • MzCole Nov 27, 2009

    Awwh!!! Yay he got to come home! Praying for a good and fast recovery!!!

  • ladyblue Nov 26, 2009

    Blessed are the little ones who suffer. I'm sure this family has to be special to endure such hardships for this little tyke. May he continue to improve and may they make many memories with him.

  • edd189 Nov 26, 2009

    Love to Cameron and the entire Fisher family:)