WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon wrote a piece on the late Connor Michalek titled ‘An Angel on Earth’ which was published on the Huffington Post website.
McMahon detailed how she got to meet the 8 year old big WWE fan who was suffering from Medulloblastoma, a form of pediatric brain and spinal cancer, at the company’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view, and her first conversation with him.
Connor was a friend of WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts and every Monday night the two would FaceTime each other. Connor’s favorite Superstar was Daniel Bryan, a man who kept constant contact with Connor’s family as his time on Earth was slowly fading away.
Unfortunately, Connor passed away three weeks after sitting ringside at WrestleMania XXX and watching his hero become the new WWE World Heavyweight champion. After he passed away, Stephanie McMahon and her husband Triple H opened Connor’s Cure fund with money raised going to help fund a cure for pediatric brain and spinal cancer. To date, the fund has over $100,000. You can donate at https://www.givetochildrens.org/CONNORSCURE.
The WWE-produced heartbreaking five minute video of Connor has already over 2 million views on YouTube.
You can read McMahon’s Huffington Post article here.