Ryan arrived back in his native Alberta yesterday after several weeks of treatment in the U.S.
The 19-year-old was paralyzed from the chest down when a semi-trailer and the bus carrying his hockey team crashed on a rural Saskatchewan highway three months ago on April 6th.
Following a hospital stay in Saskatchewan and further treatment in Calgary, the Airdrie native was airlifted to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia for specialized spinal treatment.
Speaking to media after getting off the plane, Straschnitzki said he was most looking forward to seeing friends and family now that he’s home.
“I feel a lot better,” he said. “[I feel] stronger and I’m going to continue physiotherapy in Calgary, so I’m good.”
He’s looking forward to going to the Calgary Stampede thsi weekend.
Stay Humboldt Strong Ryan!
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