Connor S.

Connor S 

Connor was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL) in April 2004. After undergoing two spinal surgeries and 2-1/2 years of chemotherapy, he completed his treatment in October 2006. All looked bright until August 2007, when his leukemia relapsed, along with Central Nervous System (CNS) disease. With his amazing attitude and the support of all the doctors and nurses at MCV, Connor completed 6 months of intensive chemo, then in March of 2008 had a bone marrow transplant (BMT). His nine-year old sister, Casey, was his donor. Connor had a quiet summer recovering from the BMT and was able to attend school in the fall. Unfortunately, Connor relapsed a second time in August 2009. He completed six months of high-risk chemotherapy, then had a Donor Lymphocyte Infusion (DLI) procedure using the white blood cells from his now 12-year old sister, Casey. He is scheduled to complete his third round of treatment in 2013. We take one day at a time and always keep a positive attitude. It is easy to be optimistic with such a sweet, happy, and determined child. Connor loves school, swimming, reading, roller coasters at Kings Dominion, lots of hugs and kisses, and Scooby-Doo.