Make Sure Connor Is Not Alone This Holiday Season
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So I guess the most frequently asked question is how did we know?? So I will take time to tell our story on how it all started. We had noticed that Connor may had been getting a hernia (which is very normal in young boys) so we made an appointment with his pediatrician and she found that we were correct about the hernia but we needed to see what was causing the hernia, so in her normal check up she noticed that his liver and spleen were enlarged and felt that we needed to take him to Ai for an ultra sound and closer look. Well what happened next has changed our lives forever. We were diagnosed with stage 3 liver cancer. CANCER its a word that has seemed so evil to us these last few days, a word that we have been afraid to say, a word that we couldn't say, a word that literally took our breath away. Cancer was the word that stopped our family's whole world in one simple second. As evil as this word has been and is, We are now realizing we must come to terms to help our son Fight his battle against Hepatoblastoma (cancer) Please feel free to follow along on Connors journey to beat cancer. Between us parents and grandparents we will try to keep this site updated as frequently as possible and let our Family and closest friends help Connor fight as well. We will share messages with connor if you would like to leave him one and we will keep you updated with his status as frequently as possible. Thank you
Latest Journal Update
On Tuesday me and connor went to DuPont for labs. He still has not been able to get everything straight since coming down with pneumonia in Disney. His labs are better but we will need to go back for repeat labs on Monday. He's having a very minor surgery on Monday so they will get labs before they sedate him. While there i spoke with connors social worker and the child life specialist and have decided to do a 3rd party toy drive for the children of Nemours hospital. Me and connor are so blessed and fortunate to be home for the holidays and we would like to give back. I have put together the toy drive with a friend who's son was diagnosed with HLHS at birth and they to know what it's like to live in a hospital and struggle and want to help. We have donation boxes set up in our community around delaware. If you are a local and could help spread joy to these kids we have boxes set up at Buffalo Wild Wings in Limestone, Bear, Middletown and Dover. There is also a box at the Applebee's in Dover next to toys r us. These kids range in age from 0-21. Anything would be appreciated. Some ideas are Legos, CDs, video games, DVDs, coloring books and crayons and gift cards. If you are not local and would like to help please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to help. All checks can be made to nemours children's hospital. Any help would be so appreciated. The boxes will be set up Friday the 28th and collections will stop Monday December 22nd. We will bring all of the gifts to DuPont on the 23rd in time for Christmas. Thank you for always supporting me and Connor. Xoxo