An Incoming Carroll Center Student Proves you Don’t Need Sight to Have Vision

tim_father_mike-300x300Recently, Tim Conners, an incoming Carroll Center for the Blind student, received the Ken Julian Leadership Award at the Fulton Wrestling Banquet.

Conners who lost his sight after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, won’t let cancer or blindness take his vision. “He is currently ranked eighth in his class, is a member of the National Honor Society, received numerous academic awards and has an overall grade point average of 98. He also played football last fall and just finished track and field. He also has the distinction of being both prom king and homecoming king.”

His aspirations didn’t stop there, however. He also had a strong desire to follow in his father’s and older uncle’s footsteps and return to wrestling. “Wrestling had always been a part of my life,” he said. “I wasn’t going to let cancer and blindness interfere with that.”

His hard work and dedication were recognized when he earned the team’s leadership award.

We look forward to having Tim attend the Carroll Center!

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