Cameron developed the brain disorder Rasmussen's syndrome at the age of three, which saw the disease eat away at the right side of her brain
This triggered violent epileptic fits and seizures, which doctors eventually said could only be prevented by removing half of her brain.
'It was very scary, because you just can't imagine what your child will be like after such a dramatic brain surgery,' mother Shelly Mott told Ann Curry on NBC's Today Show.
'It just doesn't seem like they can be the same child.
'It was absolutely the right choice. And, really, for us, when we knew what she had, and we knew that this was our only option to help her, the risk was something that we were willing to deal with because her quality of life was so poor .