Joseph Conway, who has been fighting a brain tumor for almost half his young life, is being honored by The Cleveland Clinic for the spirit and bravery he has displayed throughout his illness.
Conway, 8, a third-grader at Norwalk Catholic School (NCS), will receive a Courage Award at the black-tie HeartThrob Ball on Saturday at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland. The son of Dave and Wanda Conway will receive a trophy and even gets to bring his best friend, Aaron Smith, to join his family at the event.
Conway's grandparents, William and Nancy Conway and Sherry Laing, all of Norwalk, are going to the event. His sister Emily, 10, also will attend.
One drawback, in his mind - Conway has to wear a tux.