Brandani’s Restaurant & Wine Bar Gives Back in August

Connor Michael Olympia.

Connor Michael Olympia.

Every Tuesday this August, Brandani’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, located at 3340 FM 1092 Road in Missouri City, will donate 50 percent of its restaurant sales in support of the Connor Man Defeat DIPG Foundation, a Fort Bend County non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and research funds for the deadliest pediatric cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG). Brandani’s support of the organization stems from owners Ron and Claire Brandani’s desire to serve Fort Bend  residents.

The Connor Man DIPG Foundation was created in memory of the amazing Connor Michael Olympia, a Missouri City resident who lived life to the fullest. On December 15th, 2014, Connor was diagnosed with DIPG, a rare, inoperable tumor in his brainstem. Once DIPG is detected, a child’s average life expectancy is nine to 12 months.

Upon diagnosis, Connor underwent radiation and chemotherapy for 30 days. After this intensive course of therapy, however, there was no other viable treatment option to pursue. Connor’s medical team explained that any benefit from his radiation and chemotherapy would slip away as the tumor continued to grow. After a courageous 10 month battle, Connor gained his angel wings on October 29th, 2015, just three weeks shy of his fifth birthday.

The Connor Man Defeat DIPG Foundation exists to identify and fund research dedicated to finding effective treatment – and ultimately a cure – for DIPG. For more information about The Connor Man Defeat DIPG Foundation, visit