Student Visionaries of the Year Las Vegas

Connor Ahmed | Team Mustangs Meaningful Mission

Connor's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Nov 23, 2022

My name is Connor Ahmed, I am a sophomore in the Meadows School, I’m die hard fan for the Vegas Golden Knights, and I am a co-candidate on Team Mustang’s Meaningful Mission. My grandparents are a big part of my life, my family doesn’t see them a lot though, as they live far away from us. They used to visit us every summer when they came to play in the poker tournament my aunt and uncle put on annually, and I always cherished those moments because I knew it would be a while before I saw them again. However the Coronavirus pandemic made it even harder for my family to be with my grandparents, as everything had shut down and they couldn’t travel to Las Vegas to be with us. The lack of being with my grandparents was hard already, but the news that was delivered to my family would make things worse for us. In the summer of 2021, both my grandparents were diagnosed with cancer. It was a scary time for my family. Luckily, the cancer was caught early and both of my grandparents recovered and are doing fine today. Suffering through this diagnosis of both my grandparents is a huge reason to why I became a student visionarie for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, also known as LLS. 

Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.


I am a visionary; I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help.


This year, I’m proud to be a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.


As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!


Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!


For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Lynne Hayman

    I applaud your efforts as we have all been touched by cancer! Best of luck to you! Lynne

  • Mindy McKenna

    My friends son black out bingo fundraiser!

  • Angela Vivatson

    Keep up the great work, Connor! What a wonderful cause.

  • Jason Becker

    Good Job Connor! Way to make a difference!

  • Donna Woo & Jeremy McCay

    So glad your grandparents are okay Connor! Congratulations on being a visionary!

  • Kristan Ahmed

    Great job Connor!

  • Anna Mae Vollbrecht

    Love what you are doing for cancer.

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.