"I use the word 'disease'. My stepson is a caring, considerate worthy human being, but never the less, the disease that for years he has tried to combat, did take over again," she wrote. "What is wrong is wrong, but may all these positive attributes prevail, so that a facility that he is positioned in will help rehabilitate him," she added
Cameron"s grandfather Kirk Douglas wrote in his letter: "I remember when he played a part in the movie with me and Michael. He was a natural. We were so proud. I was shocked when he got in such a mess. I am convinced that Cameron could be a fine actor and a person that cares for others. I hope I can see that happen before I die. I love Cameron."
Cameron, who has pleaded guilty for drug dealing, will be sentenced on April 27.