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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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DateMessageAuthor
2/9/2015I was at a house show in Huntington, WV last night and they played a video tribute for Connor. Everyone was chanting for Connor at the end and many people, including myself, were inspired to buy a Connor's Cure bracelet at the show. I am so glad my money can go towards helping other children.Samantha M
2/2/2015I was at a house show and they played the video not a dry eye in the house afterwords a thank you connor chant broke for christmas i bought my mom and i connor's cure bracelets i wore mine saturday to the show.Tammy
2/2/2015R.I.P Connor. You are and always will be an inspiration towards others.Jonathan Nieves
1/26/2015R.I.P Connor we will miss you :(Atahan Kum
1/25/2015I was at WWE Live in trenton on 1/23/15 and saw a video on the jumbotron of connor. i was so touched by his story that i had to buy a connors cure bracelet! I rooted "Connor! Connor! Connor!" everyone else did too! Connor, i love you and being from Pennsylvania myself, we will fight together!Amanda
1/17/2015R.I.P Connor WE LOVE YOUbradley
1/11/2015I saw connor with daniel bryan it was so fantastic for him i want to donate but i cant do it im 12 years old and i life in Netherland!Mike
1/7/2015I'm excited to say that I'll be writing about Connor's Cure for an in-school essay, and I can't for everyone to hear about Connor's brave battle with cancer. Rest easy Connor.Teagan Sweeney
1/1/2015Connor was like a guardian angel to the WWE. He touch not only the superstars and divas. He touch the WWE Universe. When he smile it just brighten everyone day. It broken my heart to see a little boy so young loss his battle to cancer. I will keep praying for his family and may his soul rest in peace.Chyna Jones
12/27/2014Connor you are my Hero everything you went through I normally don't wear bracelets but I got the one for you tonight at WWE @ MSG and I will wear it to every indy show and WWE Show I go to and will always rember youJohn DeVall Jr
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Connor's Cure

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