Lelia’s Hospital Room

Little Lelia loves all things with the letter “P.” When her family registered with Connor's Heroes, they told us that Lelia's favorite things are “Play-Doh, princesses, Peppa Pig and painting.” With that info, volunteers – Samantha and Olivia – transformed Lelia's room into a pink, puffy playroom on the VCU Massey Cancer Center Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. What makes this story more special is that Olivia is the big sister to her own childhood cancer hero: her brother Callen. Thanks to your generosity, we can help Lelia and her family through each day as she is in treatment.

Connor's Heroes is proud to be there with the children admitted into this adult floor. So far this year, three of our childhood cancer heroes were treated on the BMT unit. Erin, our Assistant Program Coordinator, says this number of young patients is slightly ahead of the number of children whom we helped last year.