Four-year-old with cancer receives the surprise of a lifetime

Posted at 1:50 PM, May 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-12 13:36:05-04

Norfolk, Va. – Four-year-olf Connor Sanchez, who is fighting leukemia, received the surprise of a lifetime Saturday morning.

The Roc Solid Foundation arranged for Connor, who is currently being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and his family to be taken out by limo.

When the family returned, there was a brand new, custom built playground in the backyard made specially for Connor.

This weekend with Connor’s playground, the Roc Solid Foundation celebrates its 50th Play It Forward build.

Founded in 2009 by pediatric cancer survivor Eric Newman, the Roc Solid Foundation has become known for its many efforts to support children battling cancer.

Its flagship program, Play It Forward, has constructed playsets for pediatric cancer patients throughout the southeast.

During each build, the child and his or her family are taken out by limo for the day, and when they return, the child is surprised with brand new playset in their backyard.