Fort Mill Times reporter Toya Graham published a feature article on January 4th 2011 titled “‘Bear’ Forges On, Claims All life Has To Offer.
The article talks about Connor’s “next chapter in life” and how he has moved on since his tragic burn accident in December 2008. Read Toya’s story at Fort Mill Times.
Karin McKemey updated the CaringBridge page for Connor in late December 2009. To sum up the post Karin said,
Connor continues to amaze us with his recovery and his attitude. He has achieved many things that we never thought would be possible a year ago. He continues to eat and grow as only teen-aged boys can…
She also created a video reflecting on the year and the Mckemey family story this last year.
Looking back one thought comes to mind, believe in the power of mass prayers!
View Karin’s video below or at http://www.facebook.com/v/204707734493
Dec 7, 2009, CN2′s very own Lucas McFadden was with the family over the weekend as he began a new chapter in his life. For the first time in nearly a year, the Tega Cay teen steps on the field to play his favorite sport, Lacrosse.
The Fort Mill Lacrosse Team took the field this Sunday at Elon Park in Charlotte. It’s the first game of the pre-season so you would usually expect some nervous players.
“The first time I stepped on the field today I had butterflies again. I hadn’t felt in a couple of years,” Connor McKemey said.
14-year-old Connor McKemey is feeling more than just your typical jitters. This was a game he never thought he’d be able to play again because of the near fatal burns he suffered.
See more of the story at CN2….
“It’s really, really exciting, you know. Just being away for almost six months, just to be home finally, such a tough road and just to be home is a lot better,” says McKemey.
See the Connor McKemey interview.
Come Out to Towne Tavern at Fort Mill Fort Mill, SC To Meet Gridiron Greats…
- Jake Delhomme
- Jordon Gross
- Travelle Wharton
- Other Teammates
As We Welcome Home Connor McKemey Thursday, May 7th -5:30 Read more
Connor McKemey has endured dozens of surgeries since he was burned in a December accident. But a new technology means he won’t have to undergo one procedure normally required to make a mask designed to help his face heal.
The 13-year-old — who suffered third-degree burns on his face — will need to wear a clear compression mask for 14 months. The mask is designed to help his face heal and appear close to what it looked like before the burns, said Steve Kidd, president of Algona, Wash.-based CimMed.
Read the rest of the story=> http://www.heraldonline.com/120/story/1153165.html
A very important element to Connor’s recovery for Karin and George is to “pay it forward” to the burn center that Connor is at. The center depends on fundraisers and donations to help fund their programs that benefit the survivors and their families as they recover. As the McKemey’s have spent the past two months at the center, they have witnessed many other patients and their families coming in and dealing with those awful first days that they themselves experienced. Not all the families are as blessed as our McKemey’s with an amazing support system not only in family and friends but in community. They receive that support through the programs offered at the center.
Karin has done so much already in helping distraught parents Read more
From the Sunday, December 28, 2008 edition of the Augusta Chronicle
By Preston Sparks Staff Writer
A woman and her 13-year-old son being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta got an unexpected visit from a famous singer last week.
Country performer Garth Brooks was at the Augusta center Tuesday after hearing the story of Karin and Connor McKemey.
“He came in by himself very quietly,” burn center spokeswoman Beth Frits confirmed Saturday.
She said he even left a guitar for Connor, who remained in critical condition Saturday. “It was just a very sweet thing.”
Read the full story at http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/28/ent_505634.shtml
McKemey Strong Wristbands are now on sale and available at:
2000 Highway 160, Suite 111
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Salon 160 2000 Highway 160 W # 105
Fort Mill, SC 29708 803. 802.0044
Fort Mill High School
Main office – regular school hours
225 Munn Road
Fort Mill, SC 29715-9497
Wristband Sales Events
- Saturday 2/14 11am – 2pm Car wash at the Sonic Drive-in Hwy 160 Tega Cay – Was canceled because of the rainy weather.
- Wednesday 2/18 all day at Dr Epps office in Baxter Village 929 Market St. Fort Mill, SC 29715 Phone: (803)848-2128.
- Thursday 2/19 Gold Hill Elementary School during lunch periods
- Friday 2/20 Gold Hill Middle School during lunch periods
- Saturday 2/21 9am -3pm Baxter Village YMCA
We apologize that the car wash and wristband sales event at the Sonic on Hwy 160 last Saturday was canceled because of weather.
The next scheduled McKemey Strong wristband sales event will be at the Baxter Village YMCA this Saturday 2/21 from 9am to 3pm