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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
9/2/2015I love that #WWE has started this fund, I have personally donated a rather sizeable amount and would love if all of my fans did the same!!JamesyADavidson | Singer
9/2/2015I can't stop watching the video Connor got his dreaming meeting daniel and wat wwe is doin is amazing with this Connor cure where do we get those braclets fromMickey weister
9/1/2015who do i contact about a fundraiser for Mr crusher Conner. he touched our hearts to no end with all that he was going through he still had a smile and made me smile.denise
8/17/2015Can we conquer cancer? Yes! Yes! Yes!Joseph
8/7/2015Man I wish I could buy a bracelet he looked so nice and kind I wish I could have met him.CJ G
7/30/2015myself and my wife bought a bracelet at the WWE OKC show monday night. Being a father of a special needs child has made my see the world differently. I love the WWE for going the extra mile with Conners story.Chase C
7/19/2015connor is a inspiration to all. i recently went to a live event in Philadelphia and i bought a bracelet. it make me feel good that i helped a wonderful cure. Connor was special because of his personality and i am happy that he is in the hall of fame. For you Connor.Amanda
7/3/2015Connor has been an inspiration to me. Can't say anything that hasn't been said before about him before because he was truly loved by everybody who knew his story. I'm a music artist based in India. I just dropped a new music video that's a tribute to everybody that's fighting cancer. I mention Connor on the song too. Do check it out - https://www.youtube.com/user/realsteviebmusicStevie B
6/28/2015From the moment I heard of Connor The Crusher I fell in love with him! His resiliency and practically everything about his personality just touched every part of my heart,to say he inspired me is a massive understatement and to say I am delighted he's in the WWE Hall Of Fame(something I pushed for on twitter as @ro13ert!) is also a understatement R.I.P Connor, I will never forget how you truly livedRobert "PYRO" Day
6/27/2015So glad to donate!Kyle H.
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Connor's Cure

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