Conner McDougall Day

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

Conner McDougall has been the ultimate testament to perseverance. A horrific car accident last year took away his father and his brother, but young Conner survived and so did his fighting spirit.

“The same enthusiasm Conner showed fighting for his life, I believe the citizens in this whole community has come together to show him how much he’s doing,” said Ardmore Mayor John Moore.

Now, 2 year old Conner has improved by leaps and bounds, shattering what doctors had previously predicted.

"He has made remarkable progress he can stand up, lock his legs he can be harnessed in a treadmill have his weight suspended off of him," said Conner’s mother Sonya.

Community members have all been touched by Conner’s will and determination. Schools from Dickson to Ravia have raised money to help pay for Conner’s therapy. Even the OU women’s basketball team came to see the young boy who has defied all odds and his mother is thankful for all the support.

"Thank you is not even enough. I don’t know how to even show my gratitude, I just don’t think thank you is even enough. Its awesome we definitely have a wonderful community," said McDougall.

Now medical experts say Conner will walk again, but his spinal cord rehabilitation is costly for Conner to receive the treatment he needs from a facility in Maryland. They'll need to raise 500,000 dollars, but his family continues to believe his first steps are just a hop skip and jump away.

"Yes he will. I have all faith that he will be one hundred percent fully recovered and he will be with everyone’s kids running and playing and I completely believe that with all my heart," said McDougall.

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  • by Donna Location: Ardmore on Apr 19, 2007 at 10:49 AM
    If you looked in those little eyes, and saw the determaintion you would know he is going to be a wonderful 3year old.
  • by crystal Location: Denison on Apr 16, 2007 at 11:49 AM
    May God continue to bless this beatiful baby and Sonya with her undying faith. I admire your will and strength this is something that is so beatiful and spirit lifting. Conner is a true meaning of Miricle.. Sonya Let Gods love and blessing fill your life for we know with just this miricle,God will bless you and Conner with another miricle.. always watching and praying for your updates and more miricles with Conner The Lowerys Denison TX
  • by Janis Location: Ardmore on Apr 15, 2007 at 12:46 PM
    I would love to get some people together for a fundraiser for Conner McDougall, but am unsure of who to contact. If anyone can tell me how to contact someone in his family or church, please let me know. My e-mail address is the money from this fundraiser could be in their hands in as little as three weeks, I just need people to help me.
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