Born just over 7 weeks ago, Xander Cade Conner was called home by his Heavenly Father while in the arms of his parents on March 6th, 2020. He was born in Amarillo, TX on January 15th, 2020. During his brief time, Xander was quickly known to be a fierce warrior who had overcome many obstacles both related & unrelated to his Trisomy 13 diagnosis. Even more impressive was that he quickly became a symbol of God’s miracles & the unconditional love that God provides to us all. While he had no voice, his drive to live, love and fight each day that he was given spoke to many. He provided inspiration to so many including loved ones as well as complete strangers.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the following individuals & organizations who provided superior care to Xander and the family through their journey. Dr. Cullen Hopkins, Dr. Kelly Clements, Dr. Rebecca Scott, Damaris Homen, Shanon Ramirez, Adriana Norez, Rebecca Miles, Jennifer Bowen, Trent Tamara, Leticia Ruiz, BSA Hospital in Amarillo, TX, BSA Hospice of the Southwest, Covenant Children’s Hospital in Lubbock, TX & Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.
Xander is survived by his parents, Shane & Luci Conner of Amarillo, TX, brother Beckett Conner of Amarillo, TX, grandparents Jesse & Dorothy Valenzuela of Amarillo, TX, Cathy Bell of Amarillo, TX and Connie Beck of Amarillo, TX. Uncles & aunts Jason & Chale Dawson of Amarillo, TX, Johnathan & Randi Conner of Amarillo, TX, Chad & Nicole Bell of Windsor, CO, and Brad & Emmy Bell of Windsor, CO. Cousins Liberti & Jessen Dawson, Kayson, Kohen & Korbyn Conner all of Amarillo, TX, Braelynn & Adelynn Bell of Windsor, CO, Austin Bell of Windsor, CO and Rylee Greiman of Windsor, CO. Xander is also survived by many other extended family members within the Conner, Valenzuela, Dawson & Bell families.
Services will be held Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 5:30 pm at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount in Amarillo, TX. Larry Dan Melton of Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington, TX officiating.
For more information about Trisomy 13, please visit www.trisomy.org