According to Camilla’s mom, Rema, the financial and housing support provided by St. Jude and their donors made it possible for their family to get through the extraordinary non-medical burdens of Camilla’s treatment. While undergoing treatment at St. Jude, doctors determined that since Camilla wasn’t tolerating chemotherapy well, she would need a Bone Marrow Transplant. Against the odds, her only sibling, John, turned out to be an exact marrow match. The transplant was successful, and Camilla was 100 percent engrafted with donor cells after just a few weeks.
Camilla has completed treatment, and Rema believes that it was St. Jude’s wealth of experience and cutting-edge techniques that allowed Camilla’s treatment to be successful.
Camilla returns to St. Jude monthly for routine check-ups.
April 30, 2007
After a long battle against cancer, Camilla passed away with her family by her side. Camilla amazed everyone with her spirit and determination, not only to defeat cancer, but to live life to the fullest each and every day. Her love of life, family and hope will always inspire those who knew her.