Connor’s Day: 1,200 drivers participate in car show for young boy with leukemia
“losing my son please help.”
Five words with no mistaken identity. Scott Harrison was a man on a mission in August. The Huddersfield, England, man posted his desperate plea to the online auto forum at ScoobyNet.
“i cant believe i’m about to say this but here goes,” he wrote. “i have just been informed that my 11 year old son has around 4 weeks to live.”
He said that his son, Connor, had lived with leukemia since the time he’d turned two, and when he beat it at 10, he learned that he’d developed a cancerous brain tumor.
“They operated and removed it and we thought all was well until Friday when we were given the news [that] it had returned in 2 places and there is nothing more they can do to help,” Harrison wrote. “We are totally devastated and have to try to make the most of our time left with our little boy.”
Harrison had a plan. An owner of a Subaru dealership, he’d raised his son to be an auto enthusiast of the first degree. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t drive: Connor loved cars. He loved looking at them. He loved riding in them.
So Connor’s dad set out to throw him his own little car show, to be held at Fred Lawton’s Meltham Mills Industrial Estate Sept. 8 at 1pm.