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Toddler suffering from rare disease passes away

Posted April 19, 2010 1:06 p.m. EDT

— 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.