Cam Marshall's Story
When Cam Marshall was diagnosed with leukemia in July of 2008, and found out his blood type, he latched on to "Be Positive" as a mantra for hope in fighting his cancer.
Click the Play button to watch the video (Broadband recommended. Free Flash player required).
More about Cam Marshall
- Donate to Cam's Be Positive Fund for CHaD Kids
- Learn about Cam's Be Positive Fund for CHaD Kids
- Learn more about Extreme Makeover in the Upper Valley
- General Information about Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (from the National Cancer Institute)
More about CHaD programs
Cam has interacted with several different CHaD programs during his treatment:
- CHaD Child Life Program
The Child Life Program is designed to minimize the psychological trauma of hospitalization. The program provides opportunities for developmental stimulation, support during stress points, and advocacy for the child's emotional and psychological needs.
- CHaD PainFree Program
The PainFree Program understands that medical procedures can be scary and stressful for children. We take extra care to learn each child's needs and worries and customize the care accordingly. We keep each child as comfortable as possible using a variety of techniques.
- Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Cameron's care team included members of Norris Cotton Cancer Center's Pediatric Cancer Program, which offers comprehensive care for children with blood disorders and cancer.