Through Darkness I Shine

The Stories of Connor and Mia

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects two National Patient Ambassadors to represent the health care system’s patients. We are proud to introduce our 2020-2021 National Patient Ambassadors Connor and Mia, and share their incredible stories.

Connor’s Birthday Impact Parade

Connor Wright’s Birthday Impact Parade caught the community’s recognition. Connor asked the community one simple question. Can you make an impact? $5 a car did exactly this on his birthday raising over $1,100 on a short birthday impact parade. The community recognized Connor for this by choosing him to be the winner of the Hometown Hero award!” 


The event is used as a platform to inform and educate families about Shriners Hospitals for Children. The hospital is staffed with elite surgeons, nurses, therapists and clinicians, which is all available to families without concern of monetary situations or insurance. The funds we raise help aid the hospital to help all families with continued care and research.

Thank You for Supporting Sycamore Shriner Kids

“Connor at birth fourteen years ago. As you can see Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago has worked miracles for Connor. Not only for his physical appearance, but so many other health issues that are not visible. Connor was born with a bilateral cleft lip, palate, gumline and esophagus. Connor has endured several surgeries over the last fourteen years. SHC-Chicago also helps Connor treat a ligament disorder that right now impacts his shoulders and back as well.

Sycamore Shriners Scramble 2021

The 14th Annual Sycamore Shriners Scramble Golf Tournament will be held on June 11, 2021.

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