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WWE continues to remember Pittsburgh fan with Children's Hospital visit

| Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:15 p.m.
Bryan Keller, 4, of Farrell flexes his muscles with WWE superstar Daniel Bryan as the professional wrestler visits with patients and their families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday afternoon, March 9, 2015. The WWE Superstars and Divas visited the hospital as part of 'Conner's Cure,' an organization named in honor of Conner Michalek, who passed away at age 8 from medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. 'Conner's Cure' provides funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research and medical care for children and their families.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
Bryan Keller, 4, of Farrell flexes his muscles with WWE superstar Daniel Bryan as the professional wrestler visits with patients and their families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday afternoon, March 9, 2015. The WWE Superstars and Divas visited the hospital as part of 'Conner's Cure,' an organization named in honor of Conner Michalek, who passed away at age 8 from medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. 'Conner's Cure' provides funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research and medical care for children and their families.
October Frost Twisdale, 6, of New Castle, Del. draws with WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan as the professional wrestler visits with patients and their families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday afternoon, March 9, 2015. Twisdale, was discharged from the hospital last Tuesday, after having a heart transplant in December. The WWE Superstars and Divas visited the hospital as part of 'Conner's Cure,' an organization named in honor of Conner Michalek who passed away at age 8 from medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord.  'Conner's Cure' provides funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research and medical care for children and their families.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
October Frost Twisdale, 6, of New Castle, Del. draws with WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan as the professional wrestler visits with patients and their families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday afternoon, March 9, 2015. Twisdale, was discharged from the hospital last Tuesday, after having a heart transplant in December. The WWE Superstars and Divas visited the hospital as part of 'Conner's Cure,' an organization named in honor of Conner Michalek who passed away at age 8 from medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. 'Conner's Cure' provides funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research and medical care for children and their families.
Ryan Twisdale of New Castle, Del. holds his son, October Frost Twisdale, 6, as they get a photo taken with WWE Superstar Sin Cara, as the professional wrestler visits with patients and their families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday afternoon, March 9, 2015. Twisdale, was discharged from the hospital last Tuesday, after having a heart transplant in December. The WWE Superstars and Divas visited the hospital as part of 'Conner's Cure,' an organization named in honor of Conner Michalek who passed away at age 8 from medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord.  'Conner's Cure' provides funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research and medical care for children and their families.
Justin Merriman | Trib Total Media
Ryan Twisdale of New Castle, Del. holds his son, October Frost Twisdale, 6, as they get a photo taken with WWE Superstar Sin Cara, as the professional wrestler visits with patients and their families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday afternoon, March 9, 2015. Twisdale, was discharged from the hospital last Tuesday, after having a heart transplant in December. The WWE Superstars and Divas visited the hospital as part of 'Conner's Cure,' an organization named in honor of Conner Michalek who passed away at age 8 from medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. 'Conner's Cure' provides funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research and medical care for children and their families.

WWE stars spent Monday morning visiting UPMC's Children's Hospital for Connor's Cure.

The foundation was named after Connor Michalek, who died at age 8 from medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord.

Michalek was from Pittsburgh and a big WWE fan, specifically of Superstar Daniel Bryan.

Michalek made such an impression on WWE, that after he passed, the company began a foundation in partnership with Children's Hospital to raise money and awareness.

Check out our video of the WWE Superstars and Divas visiting the children and remembering Michalek.

Justin LaBar is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7949 or jlabar@tribweb.com.

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