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Family of Cameron Faria

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Raised by 691 people in 2 months
Created July 7, 2018
On Thursday July 5th my nephew Cameron was a passenger in a vehicle that was in a horrible accident in Middleboro Mass. The injuries to which Cameron sustained caused him to be life flighted to a Boston Hospital where he continues to fight for his life.  The head/brain trauma will require Cameron and his family to be spending a lengthy stay in the hospital while the amazing medical personnel continue to help him fight.
Once Cameron is healed from the brain trauma he will also face many more procedures and lengthy surgeries on his jaw which was badly broken as well.
This time will clearly be a time his parents will not be able to work and financial burdens of upholding a house hold and any medical bills will start to come into play. This page is intended to help alleviate that burden that they should not have to be worried about at this time. Their sole focus needs to be on Cameron's recovery and their Family.
The Family is so grateful for the out pouring of support by Friends, Family and Community. For all who have reached out wanting to help in some way I hope this helps.

Thank You
Nicole
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It's been a while since my last update, things are still going in a positive direction. Cam is no longer on a puree diet, he is now unlimited on what he eats. We still have to monitor him while he is eating and cut things up into bite size chunks. He is also able to take all his meds orally, they put his pills in apple sauce or yogurt and he Swallows them without issue. Cam no longer needs the hoist to get out of bed, they now sit him at the edge of his bed help him stand and rotate him into his chair. He is starting to put some weight back on and regaining some of his core strength. His left arm has got a lot better and he is able to move it a lot more and use his left hand as well. They are continuing to work on his left leg and regaining some muscle back. Physical therapy plans on putting him in robot type machine this week that simulates walking, this will stimulate his muscle memory in his legs and hopefully help him get back on his feet. He is able to walk short distances with the assistance of the therapist but still a work in progress. This Friday is a big day, he will be going back to Brigham to get his skull put back on. He will probably be there for 2 days and hopefully there will be a room still.open here to get him back asap. The plan is to get right back to Spaulding and continue on his rehab but they can not hold is room if he is gone for more than 24hrs. The doctors and therapists are working with admissions here to do everything possible to get him.back here but no guarantee.
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Cam is continuing to make good strides towards his recovery. Cam is now able to eat on his own, he has to eat pureed food, but still real food. He still has the tube in and receives meds through it, but hopefully it will.be coming out soon. I brought him some coffee milk up today, which he loves. He is making positive progress every day. Physical therapy continues to work on his balance and strength, they now have him standing up out of his chair and taking steps. He has assistance from the therapist and takes small steps and gets tired quick. They work on his balance and weight distribution it is very early in this process but so far he is responding well. I keep telling him he is going to walk out of the hospital when it's time to go home. Cams left side is also starting to improve also, he is now able to move his arm, hand and fingers a lot more. He received 4 shots of botox in his left biceps and they casted his arm. This will allow his muscle to relax and also stretch it out. Yesterday they actually cut the cast off and turned it into a splint, so they can take off in the shower and also allows them to take it off during certain parts of therapy. The therapists here are pretty amazing they come up with things on the fly and improvise treatments to meet each patients needs. The next step of his therapy is working on his focus and memory. Cam has a great memory of his life before the accident, but has trouble with the short term. This is to be expected with traumatic brain injury. Doctors said it could take a while before this starts to improve. I met with the Neuro specialist who works with Spaulding he selected Cam to be in his study, he is a highly respected Dr. and everyone tells me he is the best in the field. He has told me Cam is recovering at a much quicker pace than most people he sees with his type of injury, and his language skills at this point in his recovery are very good. He said language is the best gauge on what kind of recovery a person with a severe brain injury will have. There is really no certainty but no reason to believe that he will not continue to make great improvement. Cameron is talking much more now, he doesn't really start a conversation but answers all questions that are asked. He still has his sense of humor and comes out with some real funny stuff, he constantly has me laughing. It has been a long 2 months but we are all amazed on how far he has come in such a short time. I can't say how much we all appreciate the support you have all given to us and Cam. The fund raising, donations, prayers, prayer vigil, phone calls, visitors, text's, meals, blood drive and the list goes on and on, have been absolutely incredible. We can not thank you all enough, but thank you so much and God Bless you all.
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Cam had a very busy day today, had 3 therapies in row started at 8am. He also got to meet Tedy Bruschi, which was really cool well it was for me anyway. He is a great guy and talked with Cam and I for a while. He also went back to Brigham for his 1st follow up appointment and got to meet 2 of the Dr's that help save his life. They were very excited to see him and we're very pleased with the progress he has made. Dr Henri actually snuck him in for a CT scan and wants to get his skull back on asap. It was scheduled for October, but he said it looks good and he is ready. This will really speed up his recovery time. Funny thing happened in speach therapy today. Therapist said Cameron finish my sentence "Shut the" Cams reply " Fuck up". Therapist said I thought that was coming.
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Cam said his 1st word today "yes" it is. As I said in my last post Cam hasn't really been opening his mouth and not much lip movement. That changed a few days ago with a simple kiss thanks to Katy. When Katy was leaving she gave him a kiss on his forehead like she does all the time, but this time when she pulled away we thought we saw him try to give her a kiss back. She leaned in again with her cheek and sure enough he planted one on her and he hasn't stopped since, he even will blow a kiss. He also now is taking small sips of juice at therapy, and I got in trouble from the nurse today for giving him sips of orange juice without speech therapy approval. Today was also a big day, last night I heard Cam mumbling in his sleep. So this morning when I was illegally giving him juice I asked him if he wanted more and told him to say yes, which we try all the time and sure enough it came out. Sounded like a loud whisper so I asked again and there it was his 1st word. I kept it to myself until Katy and Michelle showed up and that was their suprise for the day, and a damn good one. He said "yes" and "hi" and Aidan thinks he got him to say "ass" lol. I also asked him his pass code to his cell phone and he gave me the numbers with his fingers without hesitation. I can't wait to see what this week brings, little steps forward that's all we ask for.
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