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2016-0504 Cameron Longley


In mid-March, Cameron Longley went from boisterous to incapacitated after a low-grade fever led to uncontrollable brain seizures.

“His toes turned in and his hand curled up, and at that point I was like, this is not right,” says his father, Shaun Longley.


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Thanks to the Longley family for sharing their story; Jay Korff for writing the articleABC7 NEWS/WJLA for committing their resources to the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to include the video, text, and links in this post.


Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.