Connor Lee Deal of Amarillo, Texas died on February 17, 2009 at the age of 12. He was much loved by his friends and family (including parents, Ron & Nan Deal, and brothers, Braden and Brennan) and will be missed every single day. Connor was a humble, but gifted singer and artist, with a crack wit that was known to only his closest friends and family. His funeral displayed his artistic abilities (both art and music) and reflected his passion for worship and for helping children.
In his memory, the Deal's have started a nonprofit called Connor's Song. In partnership with Touch A Life Foundation, Connor's Song is an effort to rescue children from modern-day slavery and bring therapeutic help and rehabilitation to their lives. We are also invested in blessing needy children with fun and creative gifts whereever we can. Connor loved children and was a creative, imaginative child; he would love his name being associated with this work. As you can see in the Christmas production video below, once Connor sang over the Christ-child; please help us to keep Connor singing over the children of the world.
What can you do?
Watch this dramatic video and learn about the problem of child trafficking and slavery on Lake Volta in Ghana (video from Touch A Life Foundation). Click here and watch the Touch A Life Documentary.
NOTE: The run will take place inAmarillo, Texas but you can gather a few friends or a team and run/walk/golf/bike, etc. any distance you choose in your own community. Just pay the registration fee and have your own Connor's Song awareness and fund raiser. Contact us for more information. Watch the video of the first Fun Run on Facebook
Make a one-time or recurring tax-deductable donation to Connor's Song (nonprofit corporation, 501c3 status pending). Make checks payable to and send to: Connor's Song, 7905 London Court, Amarillo, TX 79119. Thank you for singing with us!
Another way to support this ministry is to visit the official Connor's Song Facebook page, follow the ministry, and share it with your friends.
Special "Thank You" Video - On Connor's birthday (6-26-11), the Deal family says thank you to the friends, family, and volunteers who made a difference in Connor's life.
Watch here (when prompted click "Open"; downloading may take a few minutes but it's worth it!)
Hear Connor Sing: To listen, click each link below and then "Open" if prompted. The Deal family welcomes your comments below. To learn more about how Connor died, visit his CaringBridge site here.
We are, also, making available the comments shared by Kent McAllister (Connor's uncle) at the grave side service. Nan and I found great comfort in his words and asked him to share them with others. He wrote this just hours after hearing that Connor had died.