After an accidental fall, Cody was diagnosed with a fast-growing brain tumor. Friends and family members pulled together to come up with additional money for the child's medical treatments. In some cases, complete strangers made donations to the family.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation offered the Campbells an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World and Give Kids the World park in Florida to fulfill Cody's dying wish.
Cody died on December 28, 1998, three days after Christmas.