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Hugs For Connor: We are praying!

A brave little boy, Connor Anderson, left, beat cancer once when he was two, but now he is battling the monster for a second time, and Tammy Sexton has started Hugs for Connor in support
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By Tammy Sexton, 92.7FM the WAVE

Connor Anderson of Columbia is only 9 years old, but he is battling the monster known as cancer for the second time in his short life.

Connor beat non-Hodgkin lymphoma seven years ago when he was only 2. He became ill again this year, and he started his first round of chemo August 16, 2012. Connor now has a rare immune deficiency as well.

Just this week doctors decided not to give him any addition chemo treatments until he is better. Connor has been very sick this week.

Forgoing chemo treatments for now will put him off schedule, but it's more important for Connor to be well right now.

Surgery is not urgent, but it is still a possibility. Through all this, the family asks only for prayers.

Connor's family posts updates often on the Facebook page Connor's Corner. The following Facebook post from September 22 tugged at my heart so: "Connor has been reminding us of this song all day...It has been his attitude since the beginning... The song is I'm a Winner Either Way:

Thank you lord for Connor's strong faith!

It's remarkable what we can learn sometimes from children. From a mother's point of view, I couldn't imagine how difficult it would be to deal with such a devastating situation.

So, I decided to start "Hugs For Connor" - a simple gesture to spread love and awareness and to give comfort and light as his family travels through this dark valley. "Hugs For Connor" is also designed to raise awareness about childhood cancer and the power of prayer.

Here's how you can help. Pray. Then, get your family, church, team, co-workers and friends together for a "Hugs For Connor" picture and post it to his Facebook page, Connor's Corner.

Also remember his mother, Jessica, his father, John, and younger sister, Makensie. We can come together as a community and support him in this battle.

I'm reminded of this verse: "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). Hugs for Connor! We are praying!

This story was posted on 2012-10-05 07:33:27
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