Cam is no stranger to giving it his all and he has once again proven this to a young fan named Kaden. Scheduled for a heart and kidney transplant, Cam took to Instagram to wish Kaden well on his big day, asking that everyone keep this brave young man in their thoughts and prayers.
My favorite young bowhunter has a big day ahead. He's in my thoughts and prayers. Keep hammering @hunterboy2007 #Repost @hunterboy2007 with @repostapp. ・・・ Heart and kidney have arrived!! Got the call late last night. For all who didn't know Kaden is in need of a heart and kidney transplant. Looks like it will be happening today. All comments and prayers appreciated and will be relayed back to him. PM me if you would like more details @bjg6779 #hunting #fishing #kaden #prayers #heart #kidney #oregon #california #transplant #keephammering #itsallmental #camhanes #bestrong
Following updates on Kaden’s Instagram account, Cam shared the progress report that Kaden had made it through the surgery and was on the road to recovery.
Keep hammering @hunterboy2007 I'm thinking about you little man. #Repost @hunterboy2007 with @repostapp. ・・・ At 1am this morning, Kaden was finally finished. As he was rolled by I noticed the sound of a nice steady heart rate on the monitors. Drs say both the kidney and the heart are working nicely. Long road ahead of recovery. Thank you everyone for the prayers and comments. #hunting #fishing #hospital #heart #surgery #kidney #transplant. #keephammering
Cam then posted the details for Kaden’s GoFundMe page for those that wanted to help out financially.
It wasn’t long before Cam’s friends and sponsors also stepped up to the plate to do their part for a young bowhunter in recovery.
@spothoggarchery is going to throw in a free sight to include with the 2016 @hoytbowhunting Defiant I am selling today with all the money going to @hunterboy2007. Bidding closes at 6:00 pm Pacific time. Highest bidder with get the bow, the sight and also @rattlergrips is including a set of custom grips. To bid go to my Cameron Hanes Facebook page and in the comment section under the photo of the bow for Kaden put the price you're willing to pay. Last I saw it was at $2,000. There is also a gonfundme site for donation with a link on Kaden's IG page or my Facebook page. Thank you all for your generosity. #keephammering
Brian Stephens @archerymadman won the bid at 5k. And, because he is amazingly generous, like so many here, he is donating the 2016 @hoytbowhunting bow to Kaden, along with the @spothoggarchery sight, @mtnops supps and donation, the @kifaru_intl pack, @rattlergrips and @yeti gear. Also, @nockontv, John Dudley, is donating gear and offering to set up Kaden's bow as if it was his own. Not mention the second place bidder, Lobo Toro, who bid $4,000, is going to send his 4k to @hunterboy2007 to aid in his fight. I am humbled by the outpouring of support for Kaden. He's a 9 year old fighter, who despite all his challenges, has a zest for life, and a seemingly permanent smile on his face. He inspires me, as do all of you, to make a positive difference on this earth. While social media has its challenges, especially to those in the public eye, I try to keep my page(s) positive. In my mind there is enough negative in the world already why people want to post about it is beyond me? What I've noticed, and this exercise is a perfect example, love and caring is contagious. As is hate. So, we all have a choice there. Kaden's journey has inspired me and many others who have never even met him to give, pray and have compassion for a young boy who just wants to be healthy, shoot his bow, and spend time with his family and friends. That's all I want for him as well. I want to thank you all for making a positive difference in Kaden's life today. Cam
No word on the dollar amount raised for young Kaden at this point, but I can assure you the young man’s spirits must be absolutely elevated after seeing the support garnered not only from one of his heroes, but from an entire community of hunters.
Kaden is doing great today. Thanks everyone for the comments and prayers. #hunting #fishing #keephammering #dudeperfect #prayforkaden #itallmental #california #oregon #heart #kidney #transplant #Repost @kgraf3 with @repostapp. ・・・ Another good day for Kaden! His appetite is coming back and he is becoming much more active despite being in a little bit of pain. He got to get out of bed for the first time today and stand up for a bit. He was a little shaky at first but found his footing quickly. We have been relaying all messages, cards, and encouragement to him and his eyes light up anytime he hears something new! He's been a very brave little boy through this and is tough as nails. Love ya kiddo! #keephammering
Hats off to Cam and #keephammering, brother.