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Magic show set to help raise funds
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Sep 05, 2013 | 2059 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Camden Sanders
Camden Sanders
A little magic is entering the life of a local youngster suffering from a rare, incurable disease that could help in finding a cure.

According to his foundation’s website, Camden Sanders was only 4 years old when he was diagnosed with Cystinosis, an incurable metabolic disease that severely diminishes the quality of life, and sometimes proves fatal if not diagnosed early enough. Camden is now 7.

Mark Hulett, who is better known as Mark the Magic Man, is a friend of the family, and he is using his talents to raise money for Camden’s cause.

The show, titled Déjà vu, will take place Sept. 14 at the W.E. Knox Civic Center in Gray. Shows will be held at 3 and 7 p.m., and proceeds from the event will benefit Camden.

In order to survive, Camden must ingest a total of 450 - 500 pills a month, along with a half gallon of liquid medication that he receives through his stomach tube. He also has to take weekly shots and must be given his medication without failure every 12 hours. As he ages, these increments will slowly have to be increased. Thankfully, Camden was diagnosed early enough that he may one day get to experience a somewhat normal life, but at this time he is in stage three renal failure, which means a kidney transplant is in his future.

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