Logan seventh-grader taking it one step at a time
Connor Alter looks like your typical, seventh-grade basketball player, full of energy and pep on the court for Princeton Logan Junior High.
Just eight months ago that scenario would not have been likely.
On Easter Sunday of this year, April 4, the Alters spent most of the day with their cousins at their grandparents house in Princeton. They later retreated back to the Alter’s to wind down after being on good behavior, according to Connor’s dad, Jay, and took a ride on their family’s Kawasaki Mule.
Minutes into the ride, disaster struck.
The Mule flipped, and the boys on the back were able to bail out to safety. Connor unsuccessfully tried to put his right foot out to try to keep the Mule upright, and it landed on top of his little cousin, Jordan Reinhardt, 4. Jordan’s brother, Jake, 14, and Connor immediately sprung into action and pulled the Mule off the little boy, while Jamie Reinhardt, 8, pulled Jordan out from underneath the vehicle, their quick actions potentially saving the boy’s life, at the very least from sustaining more serious injuries.
Connor’s right foot, however, was a mangled mess, crushed by the ATV and nearly severed, imbedded with grass and dirt. Somehow he managed to lift the ATV on one foot, which he now attributes to pure adrenaline.
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