One of the survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy is now recovering through a rehabilitation program at Saskatoon City Hospital.
Xavier Labelle, 18, was seriously injured in the April 6 bus crash, which claimed 16 lives and hurt 13 others.
His family released an update Monday afternoon, saying the defenceman is working with a team of health-care professionals to continue his recovery.
The release was accompanied by a photo of the young Saskatoon man, standing and smiling while wearing a green “Humboldt Strong” T-shirt.
“We are forever grateful for the love, prayers, and support shown towards our family, and our Bronco family, by the many people in our community and around the world that have been touched by this tragedy,” the statement reads.
“We have been deeply moved by your generosity and kindness. Thank you.”
The most recent release from the Saskatchewan Health Authority on the condition of Broncos placed four survivors in Saskatoon-area hospitals. Others, like Ryan Straschnitski, have been moved closer to their families while some have been released from hospital altogether.