When the cancer spread to his hips, spine and upper back and had begun attacking muscle, more aggressive chemo was required. He continued to live his life as if all was normal.He got engaged to girlfriend Dallas Kennedy, a former basketball player at Chiles, and there were plans for an upcoming marriage. (Wrestler and football player) Will Haigler texted me this morning and asked me how I’m doing, but I’m worried about them.
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Despite the opposition, Brown’s can-do spirit galvanized Florida High and the surrounding community as “Team Super Cam” formed in support of Brown and his family.“I’m sad, angry, confused, but then I also remind myself that he’s not in pain anymore,” Florida High wrestling coach Clay Allen said.“He’s not in a wheelchair. If you asked him how he was doing, he’d always say, “I’m good.” And he meant it, despite circumstances that others wouldn’t have handled with the same positive outlook.“He made everyone better by saying things will be tough, but how we react and how we respond is everything,” Florida High coach Jarrod Hickman said. And the fact the world is losing such a special person, a guy like that is what’s so sad.”Brown was a wrestling state runner-up in his 195-pound weight class his senior year, and he was headed to Western Carolina on a football scholarship after dynamite junior and senior years at defensive end and linebacker.
“He’s had a huge impact on everyone in our community.“I probably learned more from him and how he’s handled tough situations than 13 years at Florida High. Even as an amputee, Cam was determined to play for the Catamounts.
Cam Brown, who last month graduated from Florida High, works out in the gym at the school on Thursday, July 6, 2017, one week after having his left leg amputated due to complications with Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Front row, L-R: Matthew Owen (Wakulla), Larry Smith (Wakulla), Logan Mellor (Chiles), Max Metcalf (Florida High), Bryan Metcalf (Florida High), Jeremy Burke (Lincoln); Middle row, L-R: Justin Lopeman (Chiles), Cam Brown (Florida High), Rolin Malik (Wakulla), Coach of the Year Will Pafford (Wakulla), Will Haigler (Florida High), Justin Grant (Lincoln), Jake Richardson (Florida High); Back row, L-R: Marlon Ng (Wakulla), Wrestler of the Year Jacob Marin (Wakulla), Josh Martin (Lincoln), Max Harris (Florida High), J. Grant (Leon), Henry Segura III (Leon) The 2016 All-Big Bend football first-team defense.
Bottom row, from left: Travis Jay (Madison County), Tinarus Irvine (Madison County), Tavyn Jackson (Rickards), Jack Driggers (Leon), Chris Beverly (Wakulla); Middle row, from left: Henry Segura III (Leon), Cam Brown (Florida High), Jay Harrison (NFC), Randall Jones (West Gadsden), Stephan Pierre (Lincoln), Johnathon Alexander (Madison County); Back row, from left: Deandre Glover (Rickards), Defensive Player of the Year Kelvin Kegler (Madison County), Connor Hansen (Chiles), Victor Conde (Taylor County), Amari Gainer (Chiles).
Not pictured: Michael Scott (NFC), Justin Cruise (Rickards), Kean Thomas (Godby), Marquel Pittman (Lincoln).