Monday, April 19, 2010


I have been at The Children's Hospital at Westmead now for 2 weeks and Glenn surprised me with a visit today.

I was so pleased to see him and we had a great time.

I gave him a tour of my second home - the hospital - Part 1 - he will get Part 2 - when he next visits.

I got to introduce him to some of my friends at the hospital.

I have a great bike I ride at the hospital this is how I showed Glenn the sights....

.. he did get in the way a couple of times and ........ooooooops I ran over Glenn he didn't hear me ring the bell!!.........
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Don't worry he is all right we took him to doctor and they fixed him up .....

He was ready for his afternoon appointment in no time. Doctors said to just have a rest and he would be all good.

This topped off a great two days that was had by me yesterday when good old Bronco's won against poor old Glenn's team the Sharks. We had a $5 bet on who would win and he had to pay up today. AND he did it in person over a cuppa and a cake and a tour......... I don't think he has ever had a tour of a hospital quite like the one I gave him.

I did have to have a rest when he left - it is hard work being a tour guide.

Tune in next time for more adventures at the hospital with me.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Donor Thank You Night

Donor Thank You Function for The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Sunday night, 10th April 2010 at the NSW Art Gallery

I was asked to speak to the donors and let them know my experiences and why donating is important.

My mum had a short speech and then introduced me - this is my speech -

Thank you mum - Hi everyone, my name is Connor Maclean, I am 13 years old and was flown to The Children's Hospital at Westmead ( TCHW ) at birth.

I have had hundreds of trips to the Children's Hospital at Westmead and have had over 40 operations.

My treatment is ongoing and there will be more admissions and more operations to keep me alive.

Without the ongoing help from the Children's Hospital at Westmead I would not have a very happy life.

The doctors are the best in the country, even the world. Dr Shun is one of my main surgeons, without him I would not be alive today.

Without your donations children like myself would also not be alive.

There are so many different area's of the hospital that need regular ongoing funds. I get to see the benefits of your donations both personally and through other kids.

Over the last few years I have raised over $32,000 from concerts, calendars, CD's I have recorded and my art.

Mum and I try and give something back to the hospital by helping fund raise.

I am always trying to think of new and different ways to spread the word to help The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Some of my idea'a the fund raising girls say PASS.......... but mostly they have liked the ideas I have had. AS LONG AS IT IS FUN I SAY !

I call The Children's Hospital at Westmead my second home.

I hope that you will continue to be a part of the Children's Hospital at Westmead family by your continued support.

It is greatly needed and it allows children like myself to smile and be able to enjoy life.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wrestlemania XXVI

Monday 29th March is the day for us Aussies - WRESTLEMANIA XXVI

I love the theme song ' I made it ' sung by Kevin Rudolph ( feat Birdman, Jay Sean & Lil Wayne. Have a listen on itunes.


* Brett "the hitman" Hart VS The Chairman of the Board - Mr McMahon - no holds barred match.

* WWE Championship match - John Cena challenges Batista !!

* World Heavy Weight Championship - where the 2010 royal rumble winner EDGE vs CHRIS JERICHO

* Triple threat match - where Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes vs Ted DiBiase

* Money in the Bank Match - Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Jack Swagger vs. Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Matt Hardy vs. Evan Bourne vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston

* Showmiz ( The Miz & Big Show ) vs John Morrison and R-truth for the unified tag team championships.

* Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk - Singles match; if Punk wins, Mysterio joins the Straight Edge Society

* The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels - No disqualification, no count-out retirement match (Undertaker's undefeated streak vs. Michaels' career )

MY THOUGHTS - I think Brett Hart will win his match. I am really looking forward to the dead man vs the show stopper. Streak vs career. Undertaker will probably win this match because I heard that Shawn Michaels has not renewed his contract with WWE.

My favourite match of the night will be Money in the Bank - I think that Matt Hardy will win this because I can't see anyone else in the match good enough to become a world champion.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tiger Woods & Funding for hospitals

2GB chat with Glenn Wheeller ( 12/12/09 )

Hi everyone - well my chat to Glenn this week was about the above topics - so if you missed it here is a little update.

TIGER WOODS - well the question is should he give up golf or not ????

Well I think he should definitely take a break while he concentrates on his wife and kids. Then go back to what he loves doing as he is pretty dam good at it and it is his job that is how he pays the bills.
The sponsors have kept him on as they have chosen him for his golfing skills, and this has given them lots of publicity.


In Saturday's telegraph it showed a little baby that had been saved and it was explaining how costly it is to keep the sick children alive.
I go to the Children's Hospital at Westmead and have done since I was flown at birth. If it wasn't for the equipment and specialised doctor's I would not be here today. I go to the hospital from 6 to 15 times a year and have had 43 operations and countless tests and treatments.

The hospital has to raise around $30 million dollars this year to make these services and care available to all the really sick kids. Without this money we wouldn't have the specialist doctors and we wouldn't have the extra care and equipment needed.

I know the girls in fund raising at the hospital and they tell me how much they have to raise. It is huge I was shocked when I first heard it was in the millions I thought I would help.

So now I help my girlfriends at the hospital by raising money for the hospital with concerts, calendars and CD's.

My mum says - until you are there at the hospital or have a family member or friend that is ill you don't realise how much we rely on their exert help and care. Once you have been touched by someone that has saved your child you can not resist helping them.

We give 10% of our profits from our online shop to the Children's Hospital at Westmead to help other chronically ill children like me.

Well its over and out from me.

Connor : )

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2GB Chat with Glenn Wheeler

Saturday 28th November 2009

Glenn let me come in and talk to him on his radio show - my mum and I went in for an hour to have a chat about hospital and other things I have been up to .

Glenn was great to talk to - I had a great laugh with him and also some little bits of serious about my condition - then we talked about us meeting at the ARIA's. I joked and said it was like love at first site !!!! lol - he was just commenting on how we hit it off and I had a chat with him after the ARIA's for about 15 minutes.

Glenn also sent his driver ' Sam the cabbie ' out to the hospital to pick mum and I up. The car was really cool and Sam was really really nice as well. Here is a picture of Sam and I when he dropped us back at the hospital.

I hope we get to keep in touch and see more of Glenn - he is cool. So watch out Glenn I will be getting some good jokes to hit you with as well.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

ARIA's - ACER Arena Sydney 26th Nov 2009

Hi Everyone - got to go to the ARIA's on Thursday it was awesome - I got to see Robbie Williams live !!! my dream has been to meet and hang out with Robbie but it wasn't able to happen so the next best thing was to see him perform live. Once Robbie did his song I just wanted to run on stage and say Hi - I even asked mum how could I get down on stage to say hi - that one she just wasn't able to make happen and I think we may have got in trouble !!!

Robbie & Rove announcing Empire of the Sun as the big winner of the night.

Keith Urban opened the night - great performance - Empire of the sun performed their winning song ' Walking on Dream '


Melissa Hoyer ( Sunday Telegraph & fashionista ) & Glenn Wheeler ( 2GB ) they were so lovely to talk to


Friday, October 23, 2009

Boxing in Nambucca

Kyle, me and Aline : )

Hi guys - thought I would fill you in on where I went last Saturday ( 17th Oct 2009 )
My friend Kyle Hands invited me to the boxing, he is a ref. They have the proper ring and ring girls !! This is a photo I got with them.
I really liked the boxing, we took Poppy along because he used to do a bit of boxing himself.
I had the best time, there was only one part I didn't like and that was when some blood splattered over onto our table. The boxer had a bleeding nose.

Below is me with the ring girls and one of the boxers.