When he was seven years old, Connor started complaining of severe stomach aches. His family visited the doctor to determine the cause. After undergoing tests, physicians diagnosed Connor with wilm’s tumor, a cancer found in the kidneys of young children.
Connor had surgery to remove one of his kidneys and began chemotherapy to fight the cancer. Connor finished chemo treatments in 2015 and has been cancer free for a year. As an avid baseball fan, Connor loves the home team, Atlanta Braves. So his wish was to meet the team and attend a game.
Connor was surprised one day when several members of the Braves organization, including Homer the mascot and members of the Tomahawk Team, met him at school and whisked him away to Turner Field.
At the stadium, Connor got a VIP tour of the team’s lockerroom and practice facility, led by infielder Gordon Beckham. His friends and family also got to attend the game and help Connor cheer on the Braves to victory!
The promise of his wish helped Connor continue fighting. The wish experience itself was a celebration of Connor’s remission from cancer and a way to show thanks to those friends who supported him in his time of need.
Wishes truly bring communities together.