Connor's Story

Images Captured by Kimberly Rashed Photography

This is Tiny Light Connor. He has a very easygoing and has a happy disposition. He loves riding bikes, acting, and video games.

Connor was born three months premature. He weighed only 1 lb 3 oz. He was fed by feeding tube at birth and was on oxygen, which he would not have survived without. Connor was in the hospital for six months before he finally got to go home.

Connor has had struggles due to premature birth. He has chronic lung disease as well as hearing loss for which he still wears a hearing aid. He has three learning disabilities: dysgraphia, global delay, and a non-verbal diagnosis. This has made school a major struggle for Connor.

Though things have been tough, Connor maintains an amazing attitude. He is a charming and very likeable boy. He has applied for mechanics at high school, as he wants to follow in the footsteps of his dad and grandfathers. His mother’s wish is for Connor to be the very best he can be. She also hopes that he will be socially accepted and takes comfort in knowing that he has nice peers that are understanding of him.  

Story by Angela Stephen-Dewhurst