Give & Go with Kailey Conry, BU's Thrill Seeker Who Overcame Heart Condition


Boston University’s thrill-seeking junior overcame the biggest obstacle.


If you could marry a celebrity, who would it be? 

Tom Brady, duh.

If you could shrink any animal to puppy-size, what animal would you own?

A puppy-sized elephant. I would bring it everywhere and it would be absolutely adorable. 

What’s on your bucket list? 

Skydiving. It would be so cool to just drop out of a plane and free fall for a little. 

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An astronaut. If there is ever a way to travel to space in the future, sign me up. 

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

My brother and I surfed in a hurricane swell when we were around 12 or 13. Looking back, I don’t know how we convinced our parents to let us do that. But no one got hurt and we absolutely loved it. 

What’s your favorite sports movie?

“Miracle.” It’s the kind of movie that makes you grateful for your teammates and makes you want to head out and hit the wall. “Dodgeball” is a close second, though. 

What type of animal would best describe your style of play?

An owl. I always have my head on a swivel.

What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?

My freshman year at BU, I learned I had a heart condition. It resulted in two surgeries and my future playing lacrosse was uncertain. Overcoming the odds and not letting it deter me from going after the goals I had set out for myself was the toughest obstacle I’ve had to overcome. 

What’s been the proudest moment of your career?

Breaking the BU single-season assists record my freshman year meant a lot. It was a challenging year and I didn’t even know I was close to breaking it until I did. It was a surprise, but something I was really proud of.

OVERTIME from Merrimack attackman Charlie Bertrand: 

If you could be someone famous for a day, who would you want to be?

Beyoncé. It would be so nice to live as Queen B for a day. 

DOUBLE OVERTIME from Instagram user @katpalaia:

What quote or saying do you live by?

My all-time favorite quote is from one of my idols, Larry Bird. He said, “A winner is someone who recognizes their God-given talents, works their tail off to develop them into skills and uses those skills to accomplish their goals.”

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