Roswell firefighter faces long road to recovery after fireworks explosion
July 01, 2019 06:23 PM
ROSWELL, N.M.- One of Roswell’s injured firefighters, Jeff Stroble, remains in a Texas hospital, with a long road ahead to recovery.
"Jeff Stroble is still over in Lubbock, and we need to continue as a community and as an organization to pray and support Jeff and his family,” said Roswell Fire Department Chief Devin Graham.
It was all smiles on Saturday in Roswell, as one of its beloved firefighters, Robert “Hoby” Bonham returned home.
However, Bonham misses his colleague and friend.
"Kind of sad to leave Jeff, but I know that he's in great care over there,” Bonham said. “They're doing a good job, and plus he's got a wonderful family standing by his side, and he'll get through it."
Stroble’s wife, Reba, said he remains in critical condition, but is currently stable.
Due to the severity of his burns, Stroble will be at the Burn ICU for 4 months, then head to rehab for 6-9 months.
“He’s had 7 surgeries, with possibly 15 more to go.” Reba said.
She believes her husband is defying all odds with the grace of God, and appreciates all prayers to get them through this difficult time.
"We appreciate everybody coming out and supporting --showing their love and support, for the Fire Department, specifically Hoby and Jeff,” Graham said.
Created: July 01, 2019 06:23 PM
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