Every family deserves to be and feel safe under its own roof. Every child should feel protected. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case with this 10-year-old boy (Cameron) and his mum, but how it ended is a miracle.
Their home was broken into. Armed robbers pointed a gun at his mum. Cameron, not giving a second thought to his own safety, jumped in to try and save her, tackling the gunman.
“He had a gun at my mum’s face and I was scared that he was gonna shoot her and all in one motion I just jumped in and tackled him.”
Cameron was shot in the arm, after which the robbers ran away.
A child should never have to be in the following situation, no one should, let alone have to do what he did…but to do it is beyond commendable.
Things could have turned out so very differently. It’s a miracle that the shot wasn’t fatal, that the armed robbers ran away and caused no further harm. There are scenarios where sadly (devastatingly), it hasn’t been the case, which makes Cameron’s story that much more remarkable and worth celebrating. It’s really good news that this is a story that ended well. Cameron had a big part to play in that.
He’s right to feel like a hero when asked by the interviewer if he is one. There’s really no doubt that he is. He’s made of courageous stuff.