Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Connor looks to shut out cancer, again

Two weeks ago you may have seen Connor McMahon featured on local news as the soon to be 12 year old cancer survivor - the one who brought backpacks of Hope to kids in hospitals that he had all too much in common with - help a fellow cancer fighter achieve his dream.

If you're a hockey fan you may have also seen EJ Hradek give the guy a shout-out the other day, choking back tears. If you did then you know that this past weekend Connor and his family found out he's had a relapse. The leukemia is back and the doctors are going to treat it aggressively, much in the way young Connor goes about his business tending goal on ice rinks around the country. The kid's a fighter, but he and his family could really use your support, just like every child facing a disease as humbling and horrible as cancer.

To put this in perspective, Connor spent much of his early life fighting leukemia. Once he achieved remission he stood a 99.9% chance of never having to face it again. So in essence, he's the .1%. And yet despite the devastating news, within an hour or so of finding out he was receiving his first treatment; eager to defeat it again.

It's my understanding that the Lunch with the Legends event for GDay is sold out - proof that Dawg fans are willing to lend a helping hand. And this is me, asking once again, that if you're able, please consider giving again. If you can add Connor to your thoughts and prayers, very much appreciated.