Another Humboldt Bronco has made positive headway in his healing from the bus and semi collision on April 6th.
Xavier Labelle was discharged from City Hospital today.
In a statement he says learning of the sudden loss of so many of his teammates and Broncos staff was shocking and heartbreaking.
Labelle’s injuries included a fractured skull, a concussion, internal bleeding, and several other internal injuries, about twenty broken bones including 13 in his spine, one of which required surgery.
He still has nerve damage impacting his legs and left arm.
Labelle says he has no memory of the crash and about two weeks after that.
He has been tutored by his teachers and plans to graduate from Ecole Canadienne-Francaise at the end of this month.
He thanks first responders, emergency crews and the medical team and hospital staff, his teammates, spiritual caregivers, fellow patients, volunteers, the therapy dogs and those that visited him in the hospital.
He also thanks his family, friends and the communities of Humboldt, Saskatoon and the Humboldt Broncos’ organization and goes on to include Saskatchewan, Canada and everyone world-wide for the love and prayers and overwhelming support.
He ended his statement by saying, “As last season’s playoffs kicked off, our team began wearing workout shirts with the word Believe across the front. We believed in each other. I believe people will never forget what happened to us. I believe we will get through this together.”