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Toddler suffering from rare disease passes away

Posted April 19, 2010

— A Holly Springs toddler who was fighting a rare disease passed away Saturday, according to a Web site tracking his progress.

Two-year-old Cameron Fisher was diagnosed with Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in March 2009.  His parents said he was healthy and on his way to Disney World when the disease struck.

Since then, Cameron 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 was able to go home to Holly Springs during Thanksgiving week last year.

Though he was showing improvement then, doctors said he would likely have to undergo a kidney transplant and rehabilitation.

The Web site Caring Bridge continued to track Cameron's progress.

"Cameron passed away peacefully in his mother's arms after being surrounded by the family and loved ones that had supported his recovery all along," a posting on the Web site stated.

Arrangements are pending.

Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is a rare disease among children that causes kidney failure and high blood pressure.


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  • Dotsey Apr 19, 2010

    I knew Cameron's dad growing up and, especially now that I have a baby of my own, cannot imagine going through what this family has gone through. I pray that they find peace and comfort in the knowledge that their little boy is suffering no longer. My heart is with you guys.

  • sssh.. whisper Apr 19, 2010

    RIP angel. Your family is in my prayers

  • pattip574 Apr 19, 2010

    My condolences to Cameron's family. No more suffering, little man. Play with the angels now.

  • 2beachy4u Apr 19, 2010

    My thoughts and prayers are with this family during this most difficult time. I could not imagine having to go through this.

  • Adelinthe Apr 19, 2010

    Awww, poor wee thing.

    Praying for those who loved him.

    God bless.


  • Luv2Camp Apr 19, 2010

    May God bless this child and family.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Apr 19, 2010

    So sad. My little one won't understand when I don't want to put him down tonight.

  • trucaniac Apr 19, 2010

    My heart goes out to the family of this sweet precious angel. May God grant you the strength to get through the days. My heart is breaking for this family and especially for the mother as I am a mother of a 17 month old, and I just can't imagine her pain. Rest in peace little prince.

  • nic Apr 19, 2010

    I have a little boy named Cameron who is 22 months. I couldn't imagine losing him. My heart breaks for this family. May little Cameron rest in peace.

  • tarheel1968 Apr 19, 2010

    rest in peace baby, thoughts and prayers to family and friends. God Bless All