When Cameron Stanley heard the news about Robin Williams' death, she took it hard. After all, she lost more than a movie co-star; she lost a friend.
"I was a happy person with Robin," says Cameron. "We had a strong bond."
Cameron, back in 1998, was fighting cancer in real life, when she was picked to be the little girl in "Patch Adams." A clown nose and a million smiles later, she's left with good memories, lots of photos, and says "he just wanted everyone to laugh around him."
She says when the cameras stopped rolling, Williams wouldn't head off to a trailer, or even hang out with adults. She says "he just wanted to hang out with the kids. Even when we went to lunch, he would come over: 'Oh, my gosh! Have you tried the lemonade?'"
Cameron lives in San Jose, and is a grown up. Still, she remembers Williams, and feels fortunate to have stayed in touch throught the years. "He was full of life," she says. "Even when I had cancer, he would make us forget."
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