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Connor Mason Michalek is the inspiration for the fund, "Connor's Cure". Donations will provide funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research, and medical care for children and their families. Connor was just 4 years old when he was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. Connor endured an 8 hour surgery, hospitalization for months where he had to relearn how to walk and talk, 8 weeks of radiation, and 4 years of chemotherapy. His parents were told he would most likely have trouble speaking, would be socially awkward, and would have very little hand and eye coordination. He was also told he would only have 1 year to live.

Through the love of his parents and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Connor persevered over this affliction. In fact, Connor became so talkative and engaging that he became a local celebrity including superstar treatment by both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the WWE. Connor also played baseball for 3 years. He hit the ball every time he was at bat, and always scored a run. Connor did what so many of us don’t do, he truly lived. He lived for every moment. He was always loving and compassionate. And he let everyone know that his dad and his little brother Jackson were his best friends. WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan said it best, "If you talked to Connor, you couldn't help but fall in love with him." And so many people continue to fall in love with Connor every day when they hear his story.

Connor lost his battle to cancer when he was just 8 years old, but his message of light and love continue to thrive. This fund has been created by Paul "HHH" Levesque and Stephanie McMahon to do what Connor would have wanted, to save other children's lives. By clicking the Donate Now button from Connor's page, your gift will support the fund, Connor's Cure. Thank you for your donation and contribution to find "Connor's Cure".

   

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4/19/2015I purchased my Connors cure bracelet last week and I can't really put in to words how inspirational and amazing Connor was and I'm just glad that I could give some money into this amazing cause and allow the memory of Connor to live on forever. RIP Connor 'The Crusher' MichalekJames
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4/17/2015I am so happy that my Connor's Cure bracelet is on its way. Connor was such a inspirational little boy. I am not only so grateful I get to honor an amazing kid, but I also get to support an amazing cause. Let's Crush Childhood Cancer!Taylor M
4/10/2015I was so happy to get my connor's cure bracelet in the mail the other day. I wear it everyday. Even when I go to the gym. Combining running and having my bracelet, I would really like to get a relay together for Connor's Cure. I just need help getting it off the ground. So much more can be done and having an event like this could bring so much awareness. If ANYONE has any ideas please email me. Mets.ry@gmail.com. Setting up multiple races/runs/anything would be amazing. There's so much we all can do!!Ryan
4/10/2015If every WWE universe family member all donate just $5, imagine what could be done.Craig Forster (Newcastle, England)
4/9/2015I first saw Connor's story last year and it was truly heartbreaking. Massive credit to his Dad, family and to all at the WWE for giving this little boy the recognition he deserves. I live in the UK and I have ordered a Connor's Cure wristband which I will wear proudly when it is delivered. RIP Crusher.Paul Mills
4/7/2015Connor getting the first annual Warrior award was awesome!Brian Kinnel
4/6/2015Watching Connor on youtube punching triple h was funny and cute, after I heard of his passing I was so sad I continued to watch his video over and over again, when his dad collected the warrior award and his brother was there made my family cry, thank you ConnorBrandon Briggs
4/5/2015After watching the videos of Connor, and the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony where he was presented the First Annual Warrior Award, I have been deeply moved. I have pledged a monthly recurring donation to Connor's Cure, and will continue it until a cure for this disease is found! I strongly encourage everyone out there to do the same! And for those who say they can't afford it, I say BALDERDASH! I am disabled and on a fixed income, and if I can do it, so can you! If we all give a little, we can help a lot, so let's do this, let's be the cure!! In loving memory of a little man whose life was cut way too short, Connor "The Crusher" Michalek, for his family and all the other "Crushers" and their families!!!!Anne Squire
4/5/2015Thank you Connor!!! your are a true inspiration i will wear the Connor Cure Bracelet with pride and loyalty you are the best Connor and RIP ConnorTimothy Steele
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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was born from a philanthropic vision and raised by community support to be a leader in helping and healing sick kids, advancing research of childhood conditions and diseases and developing new and improved therapies.

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Connor's Cure

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