Connor is an energetic and adventurous 9-year-old who was born with a cloverleaf skull and an Arnold-Chiari type 1 malformation, a condition that can cause severe neurologic and cognitive defects. He spent the first two months of his life in the NICU at All Children’s Hospital, where his expert care included having a tracheostomy tube placed, receiving a shunt and having the first of several craniotomies to expand his skull. Later he was also diagnosed with Crouzen syndrome and cerebral palsy. He has endured 30 surgeries—most of them at All Children’s Hospital—where he continues his regimen of physical and speech therapy. Connor just completed second grade at Shore Acres Elementary where he is fully included in a regular classroom. He also loves being a Cub Scout with Pack 280.