You are the hero Easton needed to fight cancer.

In December, Jess and Justin received devastating news that no parent wants to hear. Their son, six-year-old Easton, had cancer. At that moment, “our world came crashing down.” After Easton registered with Connor’s Heroes, his family quickly learned they would never be alone during Easton’s treatment for a brain tumor. You gave them hope and much needed financial support.

Discover how your generosity to Connor’s Heroes made all the difference to a six-year-old boy and his family.



Easton and his parents loved the Connor’s Heroes Bag and Backpack. We filled them with items recommended by our childhood cancer parents. A $250 VISA gift card helped with initial expenses.

Easton Buggy

Travel Fund

You helped with Easton’s expenses to travel to D.C. for his treatments in a clinical trial to treat his brain tumor.

2019 Giftcard Surprise

Gift Cards

$100 gift cards for gas & groceries mailed over the past months were always appreciated and needed.

Easton Cookies

Family Fun Packs

We mailed your donations from our Amazon Wish List to Easton. The family received a Cookie Decorating Kit, Summer Fun Pack & Movie Night Fun Pack.

A person holding bags of carry out to deliver to families helped by Connor's Heroes.

Dinner Delivery

You treated Easton’s family to a delicious dinner from a local restaurant delivered right to their doorstep by our volunteers.



You allowed us to acknowledge moments like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with kind words and gift cards for Easton’s parents.

Easton Mom


Your donations directed towards research are funding a study by Dr. Faber on pediatric neuroblastoma.

There’s more to Easton’s story. 

Jess and Justin can share their son Easton’s story because you cared. See how you helped the family when Easton started treatment in December 2019.

Easton Headphones

His superhero name is “EastonBeaston!”

When Easton started treatment, the pandemic started taking its toll. Easton’s family witnessed kindness from incredible doctors, nurses and generous people like you who believed in Connor’s Heroes mission. Three days after doctor’s found a large mass on the left side of Easton’s brain, brave Easton had a craniotomy and his treatment began. He enrolled in a trial at Children’s National Hospital in D.C. He did it all: inpatient chemotherapy, apheresis, port placement and stem cell transplants. While Jess was with Easton in D.C., Justin took care of their three other children, Gavin, Lawson, and Corinna, back home.

Easton Ipad

“You made it easier for me to focus on more important needs!”

Easton’s family first learned about Connor’s Heroes when they received a Heroes Backpack and Parent Tote Bag. If you donated from our Amazon Wish List, you supplied many of the items they loved. “Easton’s favorite thing in his backpack was his iPad mini. My favorite thing in the parent tote was literally everything.” The family received gift cards from Connor’s Heroes. “Gift cards were our saving grace.”

Easton Smiling

“Words can’t describe how much you helped us.”

Jess stopped working so she could be with Easton in D.C. “There is no way we could have done it without gift cards from The Connor’s Heroes Travel Fund.” You inspired us to reimagine how Erin, our program director, could support families virtually. “Erin always sent me a card when I needed it the most. Her messages were heartfelt and inspiring. Easton finished his last round of inpatient chemo and is doing absolutely amazing. You brought joy to our family”

As we recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,

I want to thank you for continuing to touch the lives of our hero families during a difficult time. You made sure every child who registered with Connor’s Heroes felt loved as the pandemic presented new challenges for our childhood cancer families and us. As you learned from Easton’s mom, their family got through the ups and downs of Easton’s difficult treatment thanks to you. Your compassion and support continue to be an incredible gift. Easton’s family is one of many families who look to Connor’s Heroes for hope, guidance, and support. You can help Easton and the next family who registers with Connor’s Heroes by making a gift today for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Thanks for being a hero!

Celia Tetlow Martin
Executive Director, Connor’s Heroes

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