On Wednesday 23- July the Family of Jeziel Marte revisited a number of donations to help with Medical expenses. Mr. Marte, while a sixth grade student at Bixby school, was struck by a car while crossing W. Main St in Olsen Park this Spring. The accident occurred as he was on his way to play in a Bogota Baseball Organization game. After emergency surgery his condition was unsettled. Then in May Mr. Marte stated to recover enough that he could sit up in his Hospital bed and interact with visitors. A big moment when he was able to attend his Sixth Grade Graduation at Bixby with the assistance of the Bogota First Aid Squad transporting him to and from his school. He attended the ceremony while wearing a helmet, with a Bogota Buc logo on it, to prevent further injury.
In July he was able to leave the Hospital and to continue his recovery at home. "Where the food is better". Mr. Marte is scheduled to under more tests in August, which will determine if more surgery is required by the end of that month. He hopes to join his classmate this fall as part of the Bogota High School class of 2012. He also is looking forward to playing baseball again in Bogota next Summer.
Jeziel's Father Nestor & Brother Waldry join him as that met with Members of the Bogota Baseball Organization at the Bogota Recreation Center. Nick Barese doing his duty as Grand Knight of the Teaneck Chapter of the Knights of Columbus along with Pat McHale presented a check to Nestor Marte on behave of the Knights of Columbus Council # 2586. Then Mr. Barese as President of the BBO presented a second check to Mr. Marte from the BBO, that was made up of contributions from groups, and individuals representing all section of the Borough. The Marte family was also given cards with the name of the contributors of the donation as well as a certificate for a family dinner at a local restaurant.
| Grand Knight Nick Barese (L) presenting Nestor & Jeziel Marte |
a check from the Knight of Columbus along with Pat McHale.
|Nestor & Jeziel Marte (C) accepting a check from with fund raised|
by the Bogota Baseball Organization.
|Nestor Marte thanking the Bogota Baseball Organization|
for their support.
|Waldry (L), Jeziel, and Nestor marte playing some table football afterwards.|