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Kevin Conwell Life Flight Transport

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Raised by 397 people in 2 months
Created October 5, 2018
33511404_1538758048779777_r.jpegAs many of you know, Kevin Conwell, Bozeman High School's Principal experienced a recurrence of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2017, requiring a stem cell transplant at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. In his traditional spirit, Kevin focused on recovery and returned to campus earlier than doctors expected - resuming his duties with unwavering commitment and school spirit. If you have kids at Bozeman High School this fall semester, you have undoubtedly already seen Kevin in the halls and around the administration offices, back to work and back to his usual self.

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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This is JOY! Wearing his Hawks gear and being able to venture out of the hospital to a Brewery! The Rehab team here is amazing! Every week they plan an outing to a place that the patient will enjoy! This week they wanted to take my dad to a brewery because he is starting to be able to drink and eat a tiny bit! It is also an opportunity to start to learn how to navigate the world now! He was so happy to get some fresh air and see the snow falling and the amazing Christmas decorations! We hope you all find this much JOY in each day!
Cheers ❤️
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They say the rehabilitation process is full of small baby steps... well, this mans hard-work and determination is making him have giant steps in progress. Thank you all for your kind words, positive thoughts, and motivational messages! This mans strength is one of a kind. ❤️
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Very grateful we can all be together and surrounded with all of your love and support.
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We have continued to get an outpouring of love and support from all of our family, friends and the Bozeman community and we couldn’t be more grateful. Kevin is continuing to impress all of the great therapists with his work ethic and will to get stronger. He is making great progress in all areas. This week specifically he overcame the very challenging obstacle of more time off of the ventilator. He was able to participate in all his therapies without the use of the ventilator and is now using it for more rest and recovery. We had a great family meeting with Kevin’s rehabilitation team this week and they are optimistic about the progress he will continue to make here at the University of Utah. Thank you again for all the love and support!
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