WWE execs name charity in memory of local boy who died of cancer

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PITTSBURGH —

Connor “The Stone Crusher” Michalek was arguably the biggest and cutest WWE fan of all time, and now his memory will live on thanks to a charity named in his honor.

Stephanie McMahon and Triple H announced Connor's Cure live at Consol Energy Center Tuesday.

"He had this infectious love and light about him, and anybody who met Connor, his story carries with them.  I think that's why his story has become so viral, and it's so important to use this story to give back and try to help save other children," said McMahon.

Connor passed away in April after a long battle with medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord.  Through his battle, he stole the hearts of many.

WPXI-TV Pittsburgh first introduced Connor when he, with the help of his loving parents, posted a video of Connor asking for a chance to meet WWE star Daniel Bryan. (CLICK HERE).

It was shared widely and within days, the WWE responded to Connor’s video.  Just weeks later, he met his hero. The pair formed a friendship and bond that carried on, up until the final weeks of 8-year-old Connor’s life.

Connor’s Cure is a charity funded through Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Donations to Connor’s Cure will provide funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research and medical care for children and their families. 

To read more about Connor’s Cure, and to make a donation, CLICK HERE.

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