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Jackson senior finds success against the odds

 

Last updated 6/15/2018 at Noon



Like many kids, Connor Flynn has always enjoyed sports.

The Jackson High School senior has played soccer his entire life, basketball for years, tennis in high school and recently picked up track.

Unlike the usual athlete, Flynn would often have to exit sporting events, because of a rare disease that would cause his muscles to completely shut down.

Flynn was diagnosed with periodic paralysis when he was just 11 months old. The rare genetic disease causes his muscles to quit functioning for a short period of time.

“He is a very resilient kid,” Connor’s father Michael Flynn said.

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