Boonville Athlete Welcomed Home Following Medical Ordeal

Zane Hendrickson collapsed at swim practice back in January.

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 8:50 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2021 8:57 AM

The "welcome home wagon" fended off the rain to welcome a Boonville athlete home from the hospital.

The teen swimmer, Zane Hendrickson, got an escort home from the hospital back to Boonville. Zane was away for more than two months undergoing surgeries, treatment, and rehab at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.

Zane collapsed at swim practice at Boonville High School in early January and has been fighting to recover from a heart condition ever since.

While in the hospital the teen also suffered a stroke. The stroke, along with trying to recover from heart surgery has forced Zane to learn how to speak and walk again.

Zane still has a long way to go on the path to recovery but will get to do it from the comfort of home now.

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