East Texas 7-year-old Casen Cameron loses battle with Batten Dis - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

East Texas 7-year-old Casen Cameron loses battle with Batten Disease

Casen Cameron. (Source: Family) Casen Cameron. (Source: Family)
Casen on April 17 in the hospital. (Source: Casen's Crusade) Casen on April 17 in the hospital. (Source: Casen's Crusade)
HOLLY LAKE RANCH, TX (KLTV) - A young East Texan has passed away from a rare disorder known as Batten Disease.

Casen Cameron, the son of Corey Cameron and grandson of Pamela Cameron, was a healthy and seemingly normal toddler, until one day, he had a seizure. Doctors initially diagnosed him with epilepsy, but two years later it was discovered that he had the fatal nervous system disorder, Infantile Batten Disease.
 
"There is no cure, there are no treatments, it's just fatal and so you have to deal with that every day," Pamela Cameron told KLTV in 2013.

Since there is no cure, Casen's father and grandmother decided to spread awareness and raise money for research by creating Casen's Crusade, a Facebook page that now has over 63,000 followers.

"I post everything, I don't want to hide anything. I want the world to see what we deal with on a daily basis. I want them to understand that there are other children that have the same disease Casen has. I want them to know that these children deserve what we have: life," says father Corey Cameron.

Sadly, Casen's life was cut short by this disease. If you would like to learn more, visit Casen's Facebook page.

Also, you can donate to Casen's medical fund at City National Banks in Sulphur Springs, Winnsboro, Holly Lake and Quitman.

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.


  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:19:49 GMT
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
  • Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:09:01 GMT
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:19:50 GMT

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly