During the last week of September, Kevin was battling what appeared to be a common cold. It quickly progressed and moved to his spinal cord by the evening of Friday, September 28th. The virus caused inflammation, rendering him paralyzed with a condition called Transverse Myelitis. At this point in his treatment, Kevin needs respiratory support and has extremely restricted mobility.
While he has received excellent, stabilizing care at Bozeman Health Deaconess, Kevin’s best opportunity for recovery requires transfer to a larger, out-of-state medical facility with a specialty in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. The Life Flight transfer and the temporary relocation for the family outside of Bozeman involves many expenses that are not covered by insurance. We are asking you to wrap your arms around Kevin and the entire Conwell family as they are faced with this enormous, but necessary, financial burden to provide Kevin with the best care and the best foreseeable outcome.
While Kevin’s precise prognosis is uncertain at this time, we remain hopeful that he will eventually recover. Kevin's wife, Barb, three daughters - Laura, Jennifer, and Mary - and his grandchildren, Bridger and Emmie, are so grateful for the community's incredible support and are thankful for your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We will keep you updated as we move forward and would like to thank you for your continued prayers and support!
Kevin has made a tremendous impact on the lives of our children and in the larger community. Let’s help Kevin get the best care possible to speed his road to recovery.
Donations of any amount are much appreciated and will be used to provide Life Flight transportation and care during his out-of-state treatment. We will continue to provide updates on Kevin’s progress.
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