Bruno Mars' music helps boy recover from 30 surgeries - New York News

Bruno Mars' music helps boy recover from 30 surgeries

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • FOX 10 News Update

    Get a news update in 2 minutes

    Here is your news update for today, with some of our current top stories and your weather forecast!
    Here is your news update for today, with some of our current top stories and your weather forecast!
  • Bullhead City Police searching for missing 8-year-old girl

    Bullhead City Police searching for missing 8-year-old girl

    Police in Bullhead City are receiving help from the FBI and the National Center for Missing Exploited children after a child went missing early Tuesday morning.Authorities are searching for 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, who was last seen wearing a green tank top and dark colored shorts.
    Police in Bullhead City are receiving help from the FBI and the National Center for Missing Exploited children after a child went missing early Tuesday morning.Authorities are searching for 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, who was last seen wearing a green tank top and dark colored shorts.
  • Stolen trailer returned to youth group

    Stolen trailer returned to youth group

    A thief stole a trailer full of sporting goods that meant a lot to a group of kids in north Phoenix.One of those kids made a discovery that got those items back.All of the equipment was returned back where it belongs at The Refuge Youth Center.
    A thief stole a trailer full of sporting goods that meant a lot to a group of kids in north Phoenix.One of those kids made a discovery that got those items back.All of the equipment was returned back where it belongs at The Refuge Youth Center.
PHOENIX -

Pop superstar Bruno Mars will be taking the stage at US Airways Center at any moment. The arena is packed. Among them is a teen who says he's alive because of Bruno Mars's music.

This teen has survived 31 brain surgeries, and he also has a handful of life changing medical conditions.

His family says Bruno Mars' music has helped him recover and keep smiling.

These tickets are treasure to Michelle Campuzano and her son David.

"I watched him miss out on so much, he can't run and play the same games other kids play and there's been a lot of sacrifices we've had to make," says Michelle.

16-year-old David was born three months premature. He has hydrocephalus, bleeding in the brain, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and bronchular pulmonary dysplasia. Last month his respiratory problems nearly ended his life.

"When we got into the ER I noticed something right away he started seizing."

His seizure lasted two hours. His temperature topped 105 degrees.

"A doctor came in and just said, when I talk about it feels like it just happened, I'll never forget this, the doctor came in… he'd known us since David was born he put his hand on my shoulder.. ‘He's fought a good hard fight he's courageous he's amazing his smile inspires the world but he's not going to make it through this one,'" recalls Michelle.

Michelle didn't leave David's side, not even to shower. She just finished college while caring for David and refused to let her son pass away on the brink of their brighter life together.

"I was scared to leave him, so I would just play music and all of a sudden he was coming to and being awake-- but he wasn't really active. And Bruno Mars came on and he sat up and started doing the David bounce. Anybody who knows David knows the David bounce and he just started dancing in his hospital bed."

Within 24 hours of being taken off a respirator, David was dancing to Bruno Mars music.

"Cause we kind of needed something to hold onto. It was sleepless nights and crying and not knowing what was next. That gave us all something to hold onto, like he'll dance again."

Wednesday night, David will be dancing where 16-year-olds should -- at a concert, not a hospital.

"David almost dying has really taught me how to live, so all those things that are out of our control that we can't change, those don't matter anymore. So it's these moments that I live for these experiences to have with him."

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:20:23 GMT
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:00:24 GMT
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
  • Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:15:54 GMT

    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.


    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.



Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices