PROJECT: CAMERON'S STORY The miraculous journey of our micro-preemie...
Welcome to Project Cameron's Story! On February 16th, 2009, our son, Cameron Jace Quartiers was born. He came into this world under some of the scariest of circumstances, 16 weeks premature, weighing 530 grams (equivalent to just under 1 lb 3 oz.). He was just 10.2 inches long.
Our Brave Fighter: From the second he was born, Cameron defied all the odds. Doctors said Cameron would probably not make it through the delivery….but he did. They said he probably would not survive his first 48 hours … but he did. When he had heart surgery at less than 3 weeks of age, the surgeon told us that Cameron probably would not make it through the procedure… but he did. After struggling for months with severe Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) coupled with a secondary diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension, Cameron’s only option to sustain his life was a tracheotomy. Due to the fact that he still required a ventilator along with his trach, his care was immense. For these reasons, doctors said we might never get to take our precious boy home…but after 213 days in the NICU/PICU… we did. (View our "Coming Home" Video.)
Cameron's Message: After a short time at home, Cameron was readmitted to the PICU. After battling infection after infection, our beautiful little boy was granted his angel wings on October 20, 2009. And although the pain of losing him, often seems unbearable, we feel so grateful to have had every blessed moment with our precious Cam. We have named our foundation, “Project: Cameron’s Story” for 2 powerful reasons. The first, is because of the power that reading and storytelling had in helping us bond and assist with Cameron’s development. The second, is because despite the fact that our precious boy never spoke a single word, it became clear to us, and all of those who were touched by his journey, that Cameron absolutely had a story to tell….a story of strength, hope, and love
As his parents, his family, and his supporters...we are blessed with the responsibility of sharing his story.