“We didn’t always have that future to look forward to—but now, we do. And it’s a big deal.”
When Connor’s mom took her three-month-old son to the doctor for a cold, she learned that Connor had a condition called cardiomyopathy, a deadly heart disease that could only be remedied by a heart transplant. Connor spent nine weeks on the waiting list and received a transplant on Mother’s Day in 1992.
Connor lived a happy and relatively normal childhood; but after ten years, Connor’s body started to reject the heart. He was placed back on the waiting list, and more than a year later Connor received his second heart transplant on July 18, 2005.
A longtime advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation, Connor is a volunteer and works to help raise awareness about the importance of saying Yes to donation.