Connar Gibson

2007 - 2016


This story is always the hardest… 

Connar was born on the 10th May 2007, sadly he was diagnosed in Oct 2012 with Brain Tumour at just 5 years old. Connar had surgery to remove the tumour and was left with Cerebullar Mutism a condition where he could no longer talk, walk or interact.

It took a variety of therapy from Riding with the disabled, speech therapy, hydro therapy & lots of love before Connar slowly regained his movement and speech (albeit a little slower) and he even started to walk again unaided. Unfortunately it was short lived as he was diagnosed in Nov 2015 with a reoccurring brain tumour which was this time to be incurable.


After the shocking news of another tumour, a group of friends and family rallied around and decided we would Make Memories for Connar and his family. AND WE DID! We held a birthday party like no other. Connar’s primary school allowed us to use the school hall – we had a petting zoo, a magician, superheros, an amazing cake and lots of friends to celebrate.

We also planned and ran a ‘Blue’ Day at Connar’s school. There were games, prizes and so much fun – this gave his friends and school community a chance to show their love also.

Connar had requested a few things and one was to see his mum marry her partner so we threw ourselves into organising a surprise wedding with the help of KISS FM and Guy Sebastian we managed to throw an amazing wedding where Connar was able to give his mummy away alongside his pop.
We had handmolds and photography sessions, superhero visits, keepsake jewellery made, and the reptile park even brought some animals to visit the house. But one of the families most treasured memories is their last family holiday – with all of them together staying within the grounds of Dubbo zoo.


On the 7th Oct 2016, surrounded by his family and friends. Connar grabbed his cape and mask and flew off for his next journey.

Fight for Connar knew our journey could not finished with Connar and we would continue to ‘fight’ in his name to support more families facing the terminal diagnosis of their children so they too can MAKE MEMORIES MATTER.

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