• Boy with brittle bone disease to receive new wheelchair

    By: Natalie Pasquarella


    TEGA CAY, S.C. - FRIDAY UPDATE: Conner Goldhammer's family said donations have poured in and the special wheelchair that he needs has been ordered.

    Enough money was raised by 11 a.m. on Friday.

    A Tega Cay restaurant hopes a community will come together Friday to help a 4-year old boy with a rare, painful disease.

    Conner Goldhammer has brittle bone disease.

    The owners of Toast Cafe in Tega Cay will donate 10 percent of every sale Friday to help buy Conner a custom wheelchair he needs for safety. The restaurant is working in partnership with All Things Possible Ministries.

    His mother said he's suffered more than 100 fractures in his short life.

    “He can break from sneezing,” his mother Denise Goldhammer said. “He just broke his leg from scooting. He's rolled over in his sleep and he's broken his collar bone.”

    Conner has rods in both his femurs, tibias and arms to help prevent breaks but just in February, the family of seven had a big scare.

    "He was sitting in his table in a booster seat and he was able to push himself back, and that's when he shattered his skull,” his mother said. “And he had a epiural hematoma."

    After that, Conner's parents looked into a chair with special safety features but his mother said the insurance company viewed it as a convenience item and wouldn't cover it.

    That's when All Things Possible Ministries stepped in and started a website to raise money for a $4,000 chair.

    The fundraiser is from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Toast Café, 2429 Highway 160 West.

    If you are not able to be at Toast Café, you can still help. Please make a donation to Conner's Fundraiser online at http://www.atpmin.org/wordpress/fundraiser-for-conner/

    All Things Possible Ministries is a nonprofit charity whose primary mission is implementing medical fundraisers for people with life-threatening health situations who don't have the means to pay their medical bills.

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    Visit Conner's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/connerscare

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