We started with… a boy

We started with… a boy. A sweet, 22-month old boy named Connor. My oldest child. What I thought was a persistent ear infection was actually Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer. Doctors told me that it was the “good kind” w/ a high rate of survivorship. No cancer is the “good kind.” For the next 2-1/2 years, we spent days and nights in and out of the hospital, clinic, and emergency room. Finally, on March 7, 2006, Connor finished treatment. Our journey with Connor's cancer inspired us to start Connor's Heroes 10 years ago. You allowed us to help more than 1,000 families. We established the only endowment fund at VCU Massey Cancer Center that is dedicated to childhood cancer research. Now, I would say that is more than “good.”