After a successful move last week to Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, Boone Bartlome’s recovery is proceeding very well according to the family’s posts on his Caring Bridge website. His usual schedule begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends about 4 p.m. On Tuesday he was able to get partially stood up in a special chair. He continues to get stronger with his arms and left leg where he can now flex his quad and hamstring. They said he can’t move his right foot or leg as of yet but he can bring both legs together while sitting. And, he ate a whole cheeseburger on Monday night.
Fundraising efforts also continue. On Friday, November 23rd, 56 people (including a Skyview student and the XC Coach from Mountain Home) braved below freezing temperatures to raise money in a relay run for Boone Bartlome. The run started at 2:00 p.m. and concluded at 10:00 p.m. on the KHS track. Over 510 miles were run in all with Coach Chuck Tookey leading the group running 42 miles (that’s two marathons) during the eight hour event. Other notable distances were run by KHS students Senior Brock Thompson with 30 miles in 5 hours, Junior Chase Nielsen with 32 miles, Junior Caleb Day with 26 miles, Sophomore Brandon Calley with 26.2 miles and Freshman Betsy Ayala with 23 miles. While final totals are not all in yet, so far over $5,500 has been raised. All funds raised go to the Bartlome family to help with the cost of Boone’s recovery.