“Scars Are Like Tattoos…

…But with Better Stories”…Karin McKemey.

For many people, Monday is the most dreaded day of the week…re-visiting last week’s problems.

For some however, it is the opportunity to start anew.

Today, I am posting articles about two men who know about starting over. (this is the second)

If you are feeling down, blue, depressed, or whatever…check these out and decide to make a positive change in your life.

If Nick and Connor can do it, so can you.

Just remember, this story could have been about you….

It has been almost two years since I first met Connor McKemey and his mother, Karin. 11386422

Just over four years ago, (December 21, 2008) Connor was burned when an outdoor grill exploded in his back yard.

Burned is an understatement.

He was burned over 87% of his body and was given less than a 1% chance of survival. I suppose the 1% was the fact that he was being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, (JMS), located at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. JMS is acknowledged as the biggest burn center in the United States and the third biggest in the world. His mother, Karin, was injured and burned after she ran through a glass door to try to help her son. Trial-By-fire-Movie-poster-Final

So miraculous is Connor’s recovery, that he will be one of several burn patients featured in a soon to be released film, Trial by Fire…Lives Re-Forged.

Next week, the movie is being previewed in Augusta, GA, sponsored by Doctors Hospital, JMS, The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation and Silver Anniversary Sponsors, PotashCorp of Augusta. That is how I get to be involved…as the newly installed Chairman of the Board of the burn foundation.

March 6th is the big day and I cannot think of a better way to kick off our 25th anniversary year and my term as chair. Connor, his mom and his girlfriend will be there and I look forward to seeing them again and getting caught up. His presence will be such an inspiration for me.

I am so proud to be part of this great organization.

Here are two articles that each tells Connor’s Story from different perspectives.

No Limits

Trial by Fire, Augusta Chronicle


About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to “Scars Are Like Tattoos…

  1. I think your nickname should be RAY of Sunshine! I love how you’ve started my week! Thank you!


  2. Wow … two great inspirational stories. Thank you for sharing.


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