No Days Off: SuperCam overcoming adversity with a smile

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 14:48:11-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Cam Brown was diagnosed with osteocarcoma last month.

The recent Florida High Grad and Western Carolina Football signee, who is known to the community as SuperCam, is determined to beat cancer.

Just days after a leg amputation to aid in doing just that, cam's back working hard to get to his ultimate goal: playing division one football.

And he's doing it with an attitude we all could learn from.

Cam Brown gives a whole new meaning to the saying, no days off. Three days after getting his left leg amputated, SuperCam was back to work.

"One of the main things that I always thought about, well two things I always thought about throughout all of this was football and working out again," said Cam.

Cam can check one of those off his to do list, as with the all clear from his doctors, he's back in the gym.

"I know that if you don't use it, you lose it, and I'm like I'm known for having muscles and such, but if I don't use them, I will lose them," Cam explained.

"No, it's not surprising at all because I mean, the way he lifts and the way he attacks things in life is the way he attacked things on the football field and on the wrestling mat," said Julius Harley, one of Cam's coaches. "It's like hey, I've complete this step, now what's next?"

That "what's next" attitude is what makes SuperCam super human. An amputation, his "nub nub," not daunting, he's just taking it all in stride.

"You spend 18 years with something, and then you lose it and so it's like, you go to step and you're like ah, it's not there, I can't do that!" Cam exclaimed. "Finding the balance, it's weird, but it's going to be a fun process."

"He kind of cuts out, like we say all the time, no excuses," said Harley. "He kind of cuts out the excuse thing. You can't complain about your ankle being hurt, so you can't really work out like you want to. Well, he doesn't have a leg."

No excuses, because well, that's just not the way Cam Brown operates.

"To me, that's just what I naturally do," Cam explained. "Having people recognize it, and having people say that's impressive, it's like, it's just a weird thing to me."

"He really does have one of those one of a kind personalities. It's infectious, everything's always positive, and he does what's right when it's right," Harley explained. "It's just a privilege and an honor to work out with him."

"Most people would be like sitting around at home, sad because they lost their leg or something, but I'm like no, it's just one step of many," Cam asserted. "If you turn it into a positive, it's not something that you have to deal with, it's something that you get to live with."

And if you're like SuperCam, it means living every day with a smile.