Mid-South Child Honored Through Le Bonheur Toy Drive

Mid-South Child Honored Through Le Bonheur Toy Drive

5-year-old Connor Caldwell's favorite toy was a tractor. Connor died in January from a brain malformation. Now his family is on a mission to make sure other sick kids can play with their favorite toys.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (localmemphis.com) - 5-year-old Connor Caldwell's favorite toy was a tractor. Connor died in January from a brain malformation. Now his family is on a mission to make sure other sick kids can play with their favorite toys.

They are collecting toys that will go to the sick children at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

"Once you met Connor, you were like he's so loving. He's so kind and giving," Conner Caldwell’s Aunt Robin McDaniel said.

Looking thru pictures of 5-year-old Connor Caldwell is still painful for his aunt

"The staff at Le Bonheur fell in love with Connor and they were all trying to think of a way that would help other children. And one thing, Le Bonheur is usually in need of boy toys," McDaniel said.

Connor would've been 6-years-old September 4th. So all this month, family and friends have been collecting toys for little boys to take to Le Bonheur. Now Orange Leaf Yogurt Shop in Southaven is helping out.

"I said lets go. We're gonna set up our big orange cup here at orange leaf. Let’s collect some toys," Orange Leaf Manager Jackie Bartolotta said.

"Anybody who brings em in gets their first couple ounces of yogurt for free so they get something back too. But we just feel that it’s important for people to get involved in their community and feel like they can help even a little bit. If so many people do just a little bit it makes a big impact and that's what so important," Bartolotta said.
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