The household of Cameron Taft acquired to fulfill and thank the firefighters and paramedics Saturday who saved the 2-year-old’s life.
After months within the hospital whereas receiving therapy for a extreme mind damage from a near-drowning, household, pals and the Bensenville group welcomed the younger boy house.
“They didn’t suppose he’d be right here and he’s proving all people flawed, and I adore it,” stated the boy’s mom, Maureen Taft.
The mind accidents he suffered, after by some means sneaking out the again door and into the pool in October, ought to have been lethal, medical doctors stated.
“It’s in all probability one of many worst issues that you just suppose you’d ever need to undergo. Simply form of surreal,” stated the boy’s father, Chaz Taft.
It’s a day they’ll always remember.
“He pulled him out. He began CPR with a few pals and the ambulance and paramedics and hearth division have been right here in a matter of minutes,” Maureen recalled.
Those self same first responders have been there when Cameron lastly got here house.
“It’s form of good to see him once more, to be trustworthy,” stated Trevor Goggin, with the Bensenville Hearth Division. “I’m actually glad when it’s optimistic on the again finish of it. It’s actually encouraging. It’s very nice to see a optimistic outcome.”
Paramedics revived Cameron twice within the ambulance. He was then transferred to Lurie Youngsters’s Hospital, the place he fought for his life on a ventilator.
Then, the boy later spent two months in New Orleans on hyperbaric oxygen therapy earlier than going to Phoenix, Arizona, to endure a stem cell transplant.
All extraordinary measures to avoid wasting his life.
“What a fighter! He’s the strongest dude I do know,” his mom stated.
His household stated his progress has been unimaginable.
Cameron’s physique tone has relaxed, his head and eyes are actually monitoring. He can even style and maintain his head up for 30 seconds.
The group now calling him a superhero.
“He’s defying all odds. He’s a miracle, he actually is,” Maureen stated. “Tremendous Cam? Tremendous Cam, yeah.”
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