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My Story

Recent Park City High School graduate, Conner Benson was visiting his girlfriend's house in Maryland when he and another friend were struck/indirectly struck by lightning while on the beach.

Conner went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped after the strike, according to a doctor and EMT who just so happened to be nearby and treated Conner.  The EMT and doctor were able to administer CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Conner is now in a Maryland hospital on cardiac arrest protocol and has been placed in a medically induced coma and his body placed on ice to prevent tissue/brain damage as much as possible.  Doctors plan to begin warming his body up beginning early Friday morning.

Unfortunately, hospitals are no stranger to Conner or the Benson family. Conner suffers from diabetes and has been hospitalized in the past due to complications relating to diabetes.

Right now, Conner is surrounded by his family who have flown in from Utah and California.  Conner is a fighter and will pull through.
Please keep praying for him.  We know he hears your prayers.  Thanks for all of the support already. 
We will  keep you updated. 
Lots of love, 
Blaire and the whole Benson/Goble family

A trust account has been established for Conner to help offset the costs of the medical bills, travel costs and any therapy and unforeseen costs to the Benson family. Please visit http://www.gofundme.com/Conner-Benson-Fund to make any donations. Any donations made on this website DO NOT go to the Benson family, they will go to Caring Bridge, so please make sure to click the link above for any donations. - Thank you, Megan Mondavi (Family Friend)


Megan Mondavi posted a new journal entry, "The latest".

Conner is doing well back at home- we are still feeling the love and support from everybody.  Unfortunately, yesterday Mom noticed Conner was speaking a little funny and ... Read more

Randee Kadziel signed Conner's Guestbook.

Justine and Blaire have been keeping me updated on your progress...the latest news is wonderful!  Welcome Home!  Prayers for continued strength and ... Read more

Jen Drubin signed Conner's Guestbook.

Now THAT is some fan-freaking-tastic news. Sending all the love from the big apple. Xoxo Read more

Kathy Silianoff and family signed Conner's Guestbook.

Some of my message got deleted:  Every time I go out my front door and look at the side of your house I say a prayer for Conner.  I hope to see him and ... Read more

Megan Mondavi posted a new journal entry, "Back in Utah".

Hi all,Sorry for the delay in communication.  Conner is back here in Utah- doing great!  He is in inpatient physical/speech/cognitive therapy at the University of ... Read more

Kathy Silianoff and family signed Conner's Guestbook.

To the Benson FamilyWe are so glad to hear that Conner is doing better. Read more

Steve Gordon signed Conner's Guestbook.

Dear Benson Family, You don't know me or my family, but I heard about Conner's accident through my daughters, who are 14 and 16. Please know that an army of people at ... Read more

Jeannie Miller signed Conner's Guestbook.

Much love to you Conner!!! I am still in awe of the miracles that you are experiencing in your life right now!! It is amazing to see/hear of the strength, healing, and ... Read more

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