SuperCam's Fight: Florida High Making Sure Cam Brown Doesn't Fight Alone

Cam Brown
Posted at 7:12 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 15:12:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A recent Leon County graduating senior, should be enjoying his final summer in Tallahassee before heading off to college, but now he is gearing up for the fight of his life.

Cam Brown is a four sport stand-out athlete who shined at wrestling, where he finished second in the state this year and football, where he earned a scholarship to Western Carolina.

He has has a personality that makes you want to be his best friend.

Cam has cancer, but his family at Florida High is making sure he doesn't fight alone.

To those that know him best, Cam Brown is Superman.

"He's got a Superman tattoo on his chest," said Clay Allen.

He's a one of kind kid and now SuperCam is fighting his toughest battle yet, as earlier this month, Cam Brown was diagnosed with Osteocarcoma, bone cancer.

"It was as far out in my mind that he had cancer," said Michelle Brown, Cam's mother.

"A lot of people have been telling me, they're like 'listen, I've been crying'," said Cam. "I'm like I haven't shed any tears, you don't have to shed any tears. We're good. I'm going to be fine. It's going to take a little time, but everything will be okay."

Cam is the voice of reason, the superhuman strength in a diagnosis that just doesn't seem fair.

"Things like this happen to people who can handle it, and people who do great things for everyone else because they know how to handle themselves in times of turmoil," said Tyrone McGriff.

"That's pretty much how I've always been. Oh it's a negative here, but there's a bunch of positives there," Cam explained. "It's just a little bit bigger scale type of thing I guess you could say. It's pretty simple. Keep my head up and I'll be fine."

Positivity radiates. Hundreds of white sneakers, crazy socks, and Superman shirts made their appearance at Florida High's graduation - all in support of Cam.

"I've been having the prayers and people have been hitting me up and such, but to actually see people do that much, it was absolutely incredible," said Cam.

Jarrod Hickman said, "The minute we heard it, it was absolutely something everybody was going to jump on board for. Again, just to show our appreciation to him and how we feel about him and his family and how we want to help."

"All these different signs of support again to the shirts, to the bracelets to the white sneakers and the crazy socks, it just shows that this a family and this school and anybody that goes to it and anybody that's involved with it feels like they're a part of that family," said Allen.

And it doesn't stop there. Food, everyday errands, teammates making sure SuperCam doesn't fight this battle alone.

"He's touched so many people around here," said Hickman. "His smile, his infectious way he goes about life is outstanding. So many people gravitate towards him because of the person he is."

"Three years ago, we didn't know any of these people. We didn't know anyone from Florida High," said Cam's mother. "For them to really take us on as family, that's been really positive for us.

"You see that yes, people do truly understand that when we say we are a family, we are a family," said Allen. "When somebody needs help, we're going to go and help them."

An extended family, that along with the Browns, aren't afraid to lend their strength to help out SuperCam in his fight.

"My brother thinks he's Batman. I'll say this now," said Cam. "He thinks he's Batman. He said, 'I know you're the Superhero with all the powers, but right now you can rest your cape and use some of my gadgets.'"

"He's never going to quit. Not going to back down. He always makes bad situations golden," said McGriff. "That's just who he is."

Cancer - you just met your kryptonite.

To help Cam's family, you can donate at GoFundMe here.