Conor McCormick is an amazing young man full of life and faith and love! On July 17th, 2016, Conor was involved in a tragic accident in a pool which caused severe trauma to his spinal cord.
Family and friends of Conor McCormick are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses. And because this is a multi-year road to recovery, we would ask that you consider becoming a monthly donor. We are beyond grateful for your love and support for us in any way you can contribute.
November 17, 2016
Nov. 16, 2016
Good afternoon! Headed to Boston Children’s for the day. Urology and Cardiology. …and a stop to ICU to visit!
Conor has been getting back into the groove with school. He has an excellent aide, Colleen and an equally incredible tutor/assistive tech, Nick! WSHS couldn’t be any more supportive! Two hours a day and tutoring is what he can handle now and is going well.
I mentioned exciting news from Philly, but, didn’t want to “announce ” until we had an official date. ~
SO, January 6th, Conor WILL BE getting nerve transfer surgery! He was an excellent candidate and was graciously accepted!
It will take about a year to see the full effects, as nerves grow about a millimeter a day. He will regain tricep function, open and close of hand, and a STRONG possibility and promising outlook for finger movement!
This doesn’t stop him from returning to GA for intensive day therapy, it just pushes us back about a month. It also doesn’t exclude tendon transfer either. That will come in the summer. God willing, by his 18th birthday, (January 2018) he’ll be just about full functioning upper extremity and in a manual chair!
The excavation is beginning TOMORROW on the house. Having him in our own home and us all together for Christmas is my biggest prayer!
As always, thank you for your continued support, prayers and monetary donations! We are in need and are eternally grateful!!!
Love, the Mama
November 9, 2016
The BEST inpatient in GA (The Shepherd Center) sent us to the BEST outpatient (Shriners Philadelphia)! Day 2, going great! Lots of exciting news coming!
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July 17, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with you stay strong.
Edward Del Vecchio
October 24, 2017
dear conor, thank you for inspiring so many at our sunday church service yesterday! i'm very proud of you :D thank you for doing your best to stay positive and be a light at west springfield high school. i will continue to pray for God to give you strength and heal your body, and for Him to take care of your aMAzing family in every way and give them rest, energy, hope, and peace in their hearts.
~ with love, your big sister :)
June 12, 2017
We,are praying for you Conor.
John & Coleen Contos
January 21, 2017
We made a donation in lieu of a favor at our wedding on July 15, 2017. Keep up the amazing recovery Conor.