Denfeld Hunters surprise Carson Schulte during surgery recovery |

Denfeld Hunters surprise Carson Schulte during surgery recovery

Updated: March 19, 2021 09:40 PM
Created: March 19, 2021 08:38 PM

On Friday one Duluth Denfeld Hunter received a special surprise. Carson Schulte underwent emergency surgery at Essentia Health last week.

The boy's hockey team manager can't have any friends visit due to the pandemic, so a group of Hunters got creative on the top of the downtown location's parking ramp.

Teammates made signs sharing supporting messages to help lift Schulte's spirits as he recovers from complications from Crohn's disease.

The 16-year-old also plays soccer for the Denfeld and his coach helped organize the event to make it all happen.

Carson's dad said the idea was born when he was given an ICU recovery room looking right over the top level of the parking ramp.

"This is a wonderful show of support, Carson had emergency surgery 13 days ago. I can hardly even put it into words. I'm trying not to tear up, it is incredible to know how much love and support he has from his school and the community and everybody. This is a very gratifying day to be sure," John Schulte said.

John added they expect Carson to fully recover and be ready for the soccer season in the fall.

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