Inspirational Boy Celebrates Beating Cancer with Friends and Family

By Jonathan Cooper | jcooper@kq2.com

Published 07/26 2014 07:59PM

Updated 07/26 2014 10:47PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) For five-year-old Connor Miller and his family, it was a celebration.

"It really turned into a huge celebration of happiness and answered prayers," said Tiffany Miller, Connor's mother.

Friends and family released hundreds of balloons on Saturday in honor of Connor's last chemo treatment.

Connor was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer in February.

"It's been a long six months, it's been a rough six months for him but he has done it with a smile," Tiffany said.

After months of fighting and relying on faith, Connor is on the road to recovery.

"Glory to God because we wouldn't be here without answered prayers," she said.

Connor's story spread throughout the region with the help of a Facebook group.

Family members shared Connor's journey through the ups and the downs.

His story was so inspirational that even those that didn't know him reached out to help.

"He's my hero. Truly my hero," said Christie Amos, a family friend.

Amos had never met Connor or his family six months ago.

But through a post on Facebook, Christie found a hero.

"His post just inspired me and I thought I have to meet these people and from that point on, I just knew he would be a big part in my life," she said.

Christie reached out to the family and they became close friends.

Throughout Connor's battle, Christie and others have been there for support.

"We've been shown grace and love through this process from our church family, from our friends, from our own family and we're just so grateful and thankful to God," Tiffany said.

"When I'm having a bad day, I just go to Connors page and think he has it worse, and he's acting like it's no big deal," said Christie.

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