Local musicians, including one famous face, played a concert on Saturday to benefit a child in a fight for his life against leukemia.
10-year-old Connor Requena spends more of his time in a hospital than in school. He was diagnosed two years ago with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a form of cancer in the blood. Requena undergoes a rigid daily treatment schedule, which includes frequent spinal taps and up to 16 pills each day. The benefit event was held at Main Street Bar, and was headlined by former frontman for Faith No More, Chuck Mosley. Opening performers included Para Bellum, Reverse the Belief, Give Way to Malice, The Panic Bar, Flush, and Chernobyl Cult. Benefit funds were collected through donations and a 50/50 raffle, with prizes that included a guitar autographed by the performing bands. All proceeds will go to the Requenas towards Connorâ??s treatment.
â??Connorâ??s Crusadersâ?? will continue to collect donations as Connor heads into his last year of treatments.