Shrine Stories: Meet Bob

Posted at 10:01 AM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 12:01:14-04

The top high school football athletes in Montana will take the field for the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday,  July 21st. 

The game will be at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls. 

The game helps to raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane

Bob Gonyea: "My injury was I had two bones in foot fused together. My treatment is I had to have the bones removed from my foot. My experience at the hospital was really good because they treated me really well there.  When I was at the hospital all the doctors were fantastic. When I was not receiving treatments I was playing basketball or playing with my little nephew.  My prognosis for the future is that I need to get my right foot done, because I only got my left foot done.   My favorite activity is to play basketball, and I wouldn’t be able to do that without the treatment from the hospital.”

Hunter Wellcome: “During my cousin’s procedures, they treated the family, my family, very well. We were all very comfortable.  We felt like we were part of a big thing, and thanks to the local staff at the Shriners, we had our travel expenses paid for us.  We had no stress of payments, it was great.”

Bob: “I think the Shriners are good people they treat everybody well, and the hospital is a great place.”

The game will be broadcast on KRTV and KXLH, and can also be watched online at

We’ll have more inspirational stories from Shriner patients and families, and then you’ll see the stars of Montana high school football take the field.

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