City High School sophomore student Conner Weaver, 15, fought a long
hard battle with cancer before succumbing Thursday, Dec. 9, soon
after his arrival at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
"He is in a much better place now," his grandmother, Ida Weaver,
said Friday. "He suffered so much. He spent the night with me two
nights last week and he couldn't lie down. He had to sit up to
breathe. They took him to Children's Hospital, and he died right
after they got him there."
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contact Regina
Johnson at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, to donate to the
hospitals Hematology/Oncology Clinic.
The cancer started four years ago, when Conner was 11, appearing
first in his leg, Ida said. "It started in his knee. They took that
out and it came back in eight months in his lungs. He's had surgery
twice and couldn't get rid of it."
Doctors had informed Conner's family several months ago that
improvement was not expected. "We knew this was coming, but it is
never easy," Ida said.
Conner is survived by his mother, Mollie Anthony Weaver; father,
Walter Weaver; sisters, Kassondra Henry and husband, Blake, Jessica
and Amber Weaver; nephews, Ben and Alex Henry; and grandparents,
Evelyn and Vaughn Lee Anthony, Raymond and Ida Weaver.