Four-year-old Conner Goldhammer sat in a tiny wheelchair inside a busy restaurant. One leg was wrapped in bandages while his mother was close at his side.
Conner was born with an extremely rare disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease.
In his young life, he’s broken nearly 100 bones from something as simple as a sneeze or a cough. It doesn’t even take a hard fall to severely injure him.
His mother Denise told our news partner Channel 9 Eyewitness news he even had broken bones in the womb.
“We just never know. We never know what’s going to happen. We take it day-by-day,” she said.
Last winter, Conner was in a chair at the dinner table and pushed away from the table to see his four older siblings. He fell and shattered his skull.
“We knew he had to have a chair to keep him safe so nothing like that ever happens again,” his mother said.
On Friday, the Toast Cafe in Tega Cay hosted a fundraiser to buy the special chair for Conner.
A group called All Things Possible Ministries helped organize the event which raised more than $12,000.
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.