Prayer vigil held for Kameron May

Published 2:05 pm Friday, April 15, 2022

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A prayer vigil was held Thursday evening for a Winchester boy, Kameron May, battling severe injuries suffered in a fall off a local building.

12-year-old May fell off the roof of the condemned building on E. Broadway St. that in recent years housed Cartwright Designs on Tuesday evening and suffered a skull fracture in addition to other injuries. He is currently at UK’s Chandler Hospital.

A crowd of well-wishers gathered at the steps of the Clark County Courthouse for the vigil.

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“From the bottom of our hearts, we are glad that you guys are here,” said Clark County Youth Athletics President Allison Fuller. “Winchester always comes together. We are a huge community, and that is what we are here for.”

She continued, “I never imagined that we would have so many people show up and come out to support not only Kameron but also support his sisters and the family as well.”

Kenny Speaks and State Rep. Ryan Dotson bookended the vigil with prayer.

Several people close with May shared their thoughts about him.

Barbara Conkwright recalled that she first met Kameron when he was put in her daycare class several years ago.

“I learned really fast that he was going to be one of my buddies,” Conkwright said. “He was always cutting up and would try to get away with anything. He had this little smirky smile.”

Conkwright said that May always kept everyone on their toes and that he grew to become quite the athlete playing ball at CCYA.

“It is amazing to watch him play football and continue his growth,” Conkwright said.

Lindsey Campbell was May’s second-grade teacher and said it is impossible to say his name “without a smile sneaking out”.

“As a teacher, those names we get in August become like our very own kids, and by May, they are ours forever. This was the case with Kameron. Every time I see him, I can count on a full, Kameron-style hug. I treasure each one forever,” Campbell said.

Besides his hugs, Campbell said that May has a determined spirit and that she always reminds him that he will succeed by keeping that up.

Clark County Youth Athletics and Winchester Civitan have joined together to items like cash and gift cards for the family. Donations can be dropped off at Kids Discovery Center on Bloomfield Rd. and Redwing Liquor and Tobacco on Redwing Dr.

Anyone wishing to donate directly to the family can do so on Cash App:$BrittanyHilario or on Venmo:@Brittany-Hilario.