Cameron, 5 years old
Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy & Legally Blind
“My Dream is to meet Joey Logano and sit in his race car!”
Follow Cameron’s Story:
We were introduced to Cameron through our partners at the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital because they knew that this little boy loves racing! In fact, Cameron usually has a toy race car in his hand wherever he goes including during his visits to the hospital. It helps to keep him occupied during his therapy.
Like most kids his age, he is very focused on his favorite things.
He loves NASCAR, macaroni and cheese, cars, visiting his grandmother (Awww!) and racing cars on his track. Are you beginning to see any themes here? We did!
Unlike most kids, Cameron was born at only 26 weeks.
He has a shunt in his brain that treats swelling due to the excess buildup of fluid, a condition known as hydrocephalus. He has a care provider that helps him throughout the day especially with his hands and motor use which are impacted by his very limited vision. So there are some things that Cameron can’t do like go through metal detectors or play sports with his friends. However, Cameron is a positive kid so he focuses on the things he CAN do, like being an amazing friend and cheering on his buddies while they compete!
Despite his challenges, Cameron has a cheerful and bright personality and when we met him, we knew instantly he was one cool kid! Cameron spends most of his time playing with his race cars so whether he is pretending to be his hero, Joey Logano, or he is actually watching him speed around the track, he is all smiles. He loves wearing his Logano gear and in photos, he can be seen throwing up peace signs with both hands….kidding, that’s #22 of course… Logano’s car number! There is nothing he likes more than a noisy engine and a good burnout, and somehow, we think he and Mr. Logano have this in common!
With each Dream Recipient, we schedule time with their family so we can meet them and let them know they’ve been selected – we call this our 1st meeting. Every reaction is a little different but it’s always special to share the exciting news! After those meetings, things become Top Secret so the Dream Kid knows as little as possible about when, where or what will take place on their Dream Experience. Cameron’s excitement was so sweet that we thought we’d share a clip from our 1st meeting with him – you will be a fan instantly!
Dream Update/Sneak Peek – April 23, 2017
Photos by Emby Taylor Photography
1st Meeting with Dream Kid Cameron
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