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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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4/2/2015Congratulations and RIP to an angel #ConnorTheCrusher, you truly deserve the #WarriorAward for the strength you showed. I support #ConnorsCure. Connor is truly a Hall of Famer!!! YES! YES! YES! YES!Blake Acosta
3/31/2015Thank you Connor! You were a true inspiration. You always made me smile when i saw you on my TV! You melt my heart. You will be missed Connor! And thank you WWE this is an amazing way to help raise money for this cancer. And i feel like together we can all make a difference for children like Connor and i hope one day we can finally beat this! #ThankYouConnor #ConnorTheCrusherHaley
3/31/2015Connor the Crusher!!! What an inspiration! The little boy with the big warrior spirit! Happy for him and his Hall of Fame induction, and happy to give to the cure bearing his name! "Thank you Connor!" Clap*Clap*ClapClapClap!David Williams
3/31/2015I love you Connor. Yes Yes Yes. This is why I love Daniel Bryan. He is so nice.Dan
3/31/2015Connor the crusher will live forever. R.I.P ConnorGio
3/30/2015Congratulations and RIP to an angel #ConnorTheCrusher, you truly deserve the #WarriorAward for the strength you showed. I support #ConnorsCure. Connor is truly a Hall of Famer!!! YES! YES! YES! YES!Blake Acosta
3/30/2015rip connor you are and ispiration to everyone and ty you dana warrior for the h challenge to all us warriors. he was my hero. Challenge accepted #warriorchallengeNona Ziesemer
3/30/2015Rest in peace, Connon The Crusher. You were truly an inspiration and you will never be forgotten.Chris S.
3/30/2015Donation made, let's crush child cancer. Dana Warrior hall of fame challenge. "yes yes yes"Nicky Brooksbank
3/30/2015Thank you to the WWE for making a foundation of such importance so known. Thank you to the WWE for all the hope and confidence that they bestowed on so many young people. I made my donation for the memory of Connor The Crusher And The Ultimate Worrior! May the running they both did in life live forever!!Roger Carpenter
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Connor's Cure

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