On really good days, ten year old Connor’s mailbox is flooded with postcards from across the United States and across the world. On really tough days Connor faces nausea and vomiting as a result of radiation and chemotherapy treatments that he continues to undergo, fighting the growth of inoperable brain tumors. Since his diagnosis approximately a year ago, Connor and his family have been riding a roller coaster of wonderful days, exciting experiences and days that a ten year old shouldn’t have to endure.
Connor has a rare form of brain cancer called gliomatosis cerebri. Medical prognosis for gliomatosis cerebri is generally poor, but Connor and his family know they are in the midst of a battle of a lifetime and are confident that Connor will win. Connor’s condition has greatly improved since his initial diagnosis and yet, his last check-up revealed an increase in the size of his tumor. Still, Connor continues to inspire others with his resolute spirit, his compassionate nature and his uncanny ability to swiftly and accurately multiply two-digit numbers in his head.
Unwavering faith keeps Connor’s family hopeful, community support and prayers keep them moving ahead while generous acts of kindness fill Connor’s heart and soul with love and determination.
In memory of:
Connor James Bourke
Born on Friday, April 23, 1999
Passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011
A beautiful child, a messenger, a “man among boys” has taken his place at Christ’s right hand.