Honored Kid

Connor Edl

Connor Edl Kid Photo

Location

Aiken, SC, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

September 2002

Status

Passed away

Treated At

Children's Medical Center of Augusta

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My Story

Connor was a very special boy who loved to play drums whether or not they were real drums, pots and pans, toy drums or anything that could be played like drums! He had a sweet personality and loved his stuffed animals, calling each one of the more than 50 of them by name. Connor absolutely loved Captain Hook and was known to even swing is toy sword at his oncologist while staying in the hospital. Waterfalls mesmerized him no matter if they were large or as small as a simple fountain. Connor was diagnosed with a brainstem tumor in September 2002 after showing signs of difficulty walking and a gradual crossing of his eyes. He nearly lost his life as a result of his biopsy but was able to fight back after spending several weeks in ICU and on a respirator. By the grace of God, he was even able to come off the respirator, remove his trach, and even walk again. This allowed him to enjoy time at the beach thanks to Jason's House and a family trip to Disney World through Give Kids The World with a special visit by Captain Hook! Connor matured so much during his countless treatments but was still just a 6 year old kid when he slipped into a coma after his tumor began to grow again. We were able to take him home and care for him even while he was on a respirator and feeding tube. At least he was in the comfort of his own room. Connor went to heaven and climbed into Jesus' arms on April 4, 2004. Even though he was only 7 years old when he died, he had impacted more lives around him than most people do in an entire lifetime.

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