WWE Superstars revisited the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital that once treated an eight-year-old boy named Connor Michalek on Monday. After their initial meeting, Michalek got a chance to meet his favorite wrestler Daniel Bryan and melted the hearts of everyone he came in contact with at WWE.
“Connor was one of he [sic] biggest WWE fans,” Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon told CBS Pittsburgh. “But I think all of he WWE superstars and divas and all of our fan base became Connor’s biggest fans. And Connor was actually the first ever fan inducted into our Hall of Fame.”
Following Michalek’s untimely passing, a fund in support of brain tumor research called “Connor’s Cure” was created. The fund has raised more than $800,000 so far.
WWE visited the hospital for the fourth time on Monday. One of their more popular wrestlers, Ryback, was one of those in attendance and was touched by the experience.
“There’s no feeling in the world like it,” Ryback said. “To go in there and to have an impact on their lives and brighten their day a little bit. And they brighten our day, believe it or not. This is the best part of my day today.”
The organization links itself to several other charities as well, including Susan G. Komen Foundation.