While Connor Martin's brother, veteran and athlete Kevin Ash, was in a coma Connor was 18 and an hour and a half away from his mom. She was working and advocating for Kevin, though, so Connor gave her his support and they grew closer.
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During that time I was living with my dad, going to school down, down by him and so I was about an hour and a half, hour and 45 minutes away from my mom. So I, you know I didn’t, I wasn’t seeing her regularly at the time anyway but I know that she was you know burning, burning at both ends of the stick essentially. You know trying to work at the time and then trying to be with Kevin and support him and be an advocate for him. She was, she was very busy and I was, I was 18 years old, I was looking to go play junior hockey and try and finish up high school and kind of see where my life was going to go after that and it was, I don’t know, it didn’t put strain on our relationship, it almost brought us a little bit closer together. But just trying to be there for her as well as for my brother brought us a little bit closer together I would say actually. Yeah it was definitely being, well not being asked by anybody but putting myself in a position where I had to grow up a little bit quicker and try to be there for my mom, I mean while she was trying to be there for me as well and just trying to be a positive light around her at that time I guess because she was, it was very, very difficult on her. Probably more so than anybody else. This video was produced by BrainLine thanks to generous support from the Infinite Hero Foundation.