Thursday, June 6, 2013

Catching up on Connor McKemey

I had the pleasure of talking with Karin McKemey for a Young Achiever's story that will be out this summer (she's the television production teacher at Fort Mill High), but I also got a quick update on her son, Connor.

Connor McKemey gets a kiss from his mom, Karin, before going to the 2012 prom.
Photo by Todd Sumlin 
Young Achievers wrote about Connor in October. He had a 1 percent chance of survival after getting burned from a propane fireplace explosion in 2008. He was in a medically-induced coma for two months and was told he'd probably never walk again.

This weekend, Connor will walk across the stage to get his diploma from Fort Mill High. He'll be attending High Point University this fall, his mom said.

Connor's passion is lacrosse, and he recently played in the 2013 N.C. Great 38, which is an all-star game of the top high school lacrosse players in the state.

His mom said he's not going to play in college but will be a student coach. "He's really, really excited about it," she said. "He's something else."