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Student Injured in Belize Back in the Classroom

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Eight-year-old Orchard Park Academy (OPA) student Stefan Keryan is back in the classroom thanks to an outpouring of love and support from the Westminster Public Schools community and complete strangers who responded to media reports about his need for help.

Stefan was seriously injured in December during a horseback riding accident while on vacation in Belize. His family reached out for help after learning that his injuries could best be treated by medical experts in Colorado.

The WPS community, the Westminster Public Schools Foundation, local media and the medical transport company, Peak Medevac, all joined the effort to get Stefan home as quickly as possible. Earlier this month, he returned to his class with his mother to say hello and thank everyone for their support.

This week he was well enough to return to the classroom full time.

Denver 7 took the lead in covering Stefan’s story and it was through their reporting that Peak Medevac learned of the story and sent a plane to Belize to pick him up.

You can follow their coverage here.

It was a touching moment for everyone on that first day back as he walked into the room sharing a fist bump with his classmates.