UPDATE AS OF APRIL 10–9:10AM:
-Word this morning that a third player injured in the crash—has been released from the hospital.
-The “gofundme” campaign has now gone past 7.1-million dollars and continues to grow.
The one Humboldt Broncos player who was able to walk away from his team bus crash on Friday—-says he’s feeling pretty blessed that he wasnt badly injured.
Nick Shumlanski also told CTV he doesnt really know what happened.
What he remembers–is heading down the highway and being very close to his parents’ house—when the bus driver suddenly hit the brakes—some of the players stood up to see what was happening—-and thats the last thing he remembers….
He was knocked out—-but when he woke up—was able to find a phone and call his parents for help…
So they were the first on that terrible scene—and Nick’s dad Myles—says he doesnt want to describe it.
For now–just two of the 14 people injured on that bus have actually been released from the hospital.
Four are critical, four are serious and four are serious but stable.
At least one of the boys—has been told he isnt going to walk again–but Ryan Straschnitzki says he plans to get on the Olympic sledge hockey team—so how inspiring is that?
21-year old Logan Boulet died in the crash—-but had signed his organ donation card just a few weeks ago. His organs saved the lives of six people.
And the “gofundme” page that was set up to help the victims and their families?
As of this morning—6.7-million dollars and still growing.
(photo credit # 1–CTV National)