A fire dramatically changed the trajectory of Connor McKemey’s life, but would not define it.
At just 13-years-old, Connor was burned over 90% of his body with third degree burns and given less than a 1% chance of survival after a backyard explosion. After three months in a medically-induced coma, nearly two years of painful rehabilitation, and more than one hundred surgeries over a decade, Connor emerged triumphantly … not only to walk again, but to live his best life. He went on to play high school and Division I collegiate lacrosse, and embarked on a career in coaching and managing an elite university lacrosse program. Through it all, he carved out a life-long mantra of mental resilience and toughness forged from years of dealing with the long journey back from the lowest possible points of just surviving … to thriving.
Connor sees his scars as symbols of survival, rather than wounds of a victim. His compelling message of courage and strength resonates with audiences long after an event is over with. With brutal honesty and humility, Connor captures the hearts and minds of audiences, demonstrating how to move forward with grace, gratitude and gut determination in the face of adversity. He inspires audiences to gain perspective and take action in their personal journey to attack life. His uncanny ability to share authentically and spark mind shifts in others is a testament to the power of his message and who he is as an individual.
Today, Connor travels the globe sharing his both powerful and inspirational message with companies and organizations large and small across a wide variety of industries.
Spark your soul.
Spark your spirit.
Ignite your truth.
Ignite your journey.
Ignite your life.
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