Connor Patrick Wollam developed A.L.L. leukemia at the age of two and underwent treatment at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital over the following five years, ending in a bone marrow transplant in 1999. Complications in the transplant took his life on Oct. 27, 1999, at the age of seven. Connor’s last year was spent largely at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle where, despite his suffering, he lived life with great love and passion for the people and things around him. 2011 marks the year Connor would have graduated with his class, so his family is excited to offer the first annual Connor Wollam Memorial Scholarship.
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who intends to pursue a degree in health or social work and who has demonstrated concern for peers and others. The recipient must have shown character and passion in moving through his or her life in either overcoming obstacles or in movement toward their fellows.
Perry and Julie Wollam established this fund in October of 2004, in memory of their son Connor with contributions raised by the community to cover their medical expenses. The original contributions were $12,156.30. When they awarded the first scholarship in 2011, additional memorial donations from friends were received.
High School Senior
Majoring in Health or Social Services
Concern for peers or community
Passion for life and a compelling vision