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£1,295
raised of £2,500 target by 81 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,295 to to support brave 12 year old Connor and his family through another very challenging and long hospital stay for Scoliosis surgery.

    Cornwall
    Funded on Wednesday, 26th February 2020

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    Story

    Connor is 12 years old and has Scoliosis, which is a curvature of the spine. He has spent his entire life in and out of hospital, undergoing countless operations to try and correct his spine and make his quality of life better. He has suffered setback and setback and pain that I can only imagine. He has fallen and has had metal rods snap and protrude through his skin. Throughout it all I have never heard him complain and the strength and courage he has shown is humbling, to say the least.

    Connor has not been able to enjoy things that other boys take for granted. He cannot kick a football around, jump on a trampoline or ride a bicycle. Connor’s frequent operations and long periods of recovery mean that he has missed most if his school life and has not been able to have the education and friendships that other children take for granted.

    Connor is back in hospital yet again and this time is in a specialist Orthopaedic Hospital in London, undergoing more surgery. He has just undergone hours of surgery to have all metal removed from his spine to start over again. Connor currently has a halo fitted to his head to help stretch his spine in preparation for more serious surgery in a few week’s time. This means that he cannot move.

    Connor and his family live in Cornwall, a 500 mile round journey from the hospital that he will call home for at least the next 2 months. Connor’s mother is having to take a break from working to remain by his side whilst Connor’s father remains at home with their other children and makes regular journeys to London, taking holiday or unpaid leave from work to do so. Connor’s parents are amazing and ask for nothing, so I’m asking for them.

    Any money raised will help to provide for Connor and his family through a challenging and nervous time that I could only imagine. I am looking to raise money to help with travel and accommodation costs so that Connor‘s parents can be by his side. Any donations will also pay for things that will make Connor’s day to day lived experience a little brighter, whether it be a magazine, a game or a day to look forward to when he is on his feet again

    Share Connor’s story if you can. Donate if you can.

    Thank you

    Updates

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    • Daniel James1 year ago
      Daniel James

      Daniel James

      1 year ago

      Please take the time to check out Connor’s story on Cornwall Live at https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/familys-agony-brave-warrior-son-3524606.amp. Connor is smiling in every photo! His spirit and fortitude a testament to his character and the supportive family he has around him. Please continue to share his story and encourage people to donate if they can. Thank you again.

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    • Daniel James1 year ago
      Daniel James

      Daniel James

      1 year ago

      Thank you to everyone who has donated and sent encouraging messages and positive vibes to Connor and his family. Connor’s progress is slow but moving in the right direction. At the moment we are all keeping our fingers crossed that Connor can be home for Christmas so that the family can all be together.

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    • Daniel James1 year ago
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      1 year ago
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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/12/2019 11.10

    Supporters

    81

    • Jennifer Brinkworth

      Jennifer Brinkworth

      Nov 12, 2019

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 12, 2019

      Good luck to you all the family.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 12, 2019

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      Anonymous

      Nov 12, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 12, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 11, 2019

      Thinking of you all big hugs xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 9, 2019

      We hope your on the road to recovery soon Connor. Lots of love Anne, Chris, Isabella and Harriett xxxx

      £10.00

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    Daniel James

    Daniel James

    Cornwall

    I am a family man. I have 5 children - I am a father of 3, step father of 2. I work for my local authority as a Targeted Youth Worker, supporting vulnerable children and young people, as well as their parents and carers. I like to help people wherever I can, hence my appeal.

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