Conner was diagnosed with leukemia (AML) in 2009 and passed away October 13, 2010 at age 4 and a half. From his mom Karrie: "Conner was an amazing little boy; he always worried about everyone else before himself. His interests were sports, hunting, construction, motorcycles and praying for others. His mother couldn't have asked for a better son. He will always be a lot of people's hero. Conner fought his fight the best he could until the very end."