Archive for Thursday, April 22, 2010

Remembering Connor Olson

Share your memories of Connor and offer condolences in the comments section of this story

Connor Olson received a standing ovation from his Tonganoxie High classmates at Chieftain Power Awards Night on Thursday. Olson, who has a form of bone cancer, attended summer workouts when he was able.

Connor Olson received a standing ovation from his Tonganoxie High classmates at Chieftain Power Awards Night on Thursday. Olson, who has a form of bone cancer, attended summer workouts when he was able.

April 22, 2010

After more than a year-long courageous battle against bone cancer, Tonganoxie's Connor Olson died just before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the age of 18.

Tonganoxie High seniors Haley Field and Connor Olson were crowned queen and king of the 2009 homecoming court on Friday night at Beatty Field.

Tonganoxie High seniors Haley Field and Connor Olson were crowned queen and king of the 2009 homecoming court on Friday night at Beatty Field.

This past week, a special graduation ceremony took place for Connor in the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus where friends and family filled the auditorium. Several boxes of facial tissue were placed at the entrances of the auditorium, as the ceremony was an emotional time in which a photo slide show of Connor played, as well of footage of him talking about being positive and what a great place Tonganoxie is, calling it his own personal corner of Heaven. Recently, Connor also had the chance to meet Kansas University football coach Turner Gill and had the opportunity to address the Jayhawk football team.

Take time to share memories you've had with Connor or post condolences by posting in the comment section at the bottom of this story.

Comments

getagrip 3 years, 12 months ago

May God keep you in the palm of his hand. You have touched so many lives and will be forever missed.

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CoachK 3 years, 12 months ago

A hero is defined as a person admired for bravery, great deeds, or noble qualities...Hercules and Achilles are a couple of names that come to mind...Connor is another such name that has taken its place among the greatest people who have blessed us all with their time spent among our world. Thank you for the lessons Connor, you will forever be remembered...

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jfatherley 3 years, 12 months ago

Thank you Connor for your inspiration to all of your classmates, as well as a lesson for all of us adults. Your courage, perserverance, and faith are just a few of the characteristics your portrayed to all of those around you. We are thankful that you have been given your golden wings and have joined Jesus and Jeremy in heaven. We will miss you.

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rockchalk82 3 years, 12 months ago

I have been following your story on kusports.com and I too have a son that has a life threatening illness and several years ago he gave me a plaque that reads " Its not the number of years you have to make memories its the number of memories you make in the years you have" I read this every day and think of him Your son was an inspiration to all May God Bless you and keep you in the days that come.

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