Kevin McDonald has been a fixture in Killington for over 15
years. He has always been fun loving and a pleasure to be around.
You would typically find him on the bumps of Outer Limits or in the
trees at Patsy's. By night he would be dancing up a storm at the
McDonald, age 40, shares his love of skiing and the mountain of
Killington with his son Mark, age 9, who has been a regular on the
slopes since he was just 2-years-old.
But Kevin McDonald recently suffered a fall from his deck in
South Boston and is now confined to a wheelchair, with a broken
back, broken neck and paralysis from the waist down.
He comes from a small family, who has remained strong throughout
this whole ordeal. His brother Mike McDonald and his mother Jo
McDonald, a Killington resident and employee of Killington Mountain
Resort, have been there for him every day as he works to overcome
The outpouring of support from friends and the community at
large has been overwhelming. From cards to prayers to
donations, everyone Kevin McDonald has touched throughout his life
has reached out in support. He is not a stranger to overcoming
adversity, and there is no doubt we will see him and his son again
in Killington shaving turns on a "POW day." But McDonald has a long
road as he adjusts into his daily routine without the use of his
There will be a benefit held for Kevin McDonald on Sunday,
Oct.13 at the Summit Lodge from 12-4 p.m. to help raise money
to defray some of Kevin's enormous medical and rehabilitation
costs. The fundraiser party will include a lavish BBQ, music,
silent auction and prizes.
Kevin McDonald (left) stands with his mother Jo McDonald and
brother Michael McDonald.