BLACKFOOT â€” The mother of a disabled Blackfoot High School student has expressed frustration that a handicap access elevator at the school is broken and has been since the start of school two weeks ago.
Blackfoot High School principal John Pierce said the elevator was not used over the summer.
â€śWe were not alerted to the situation until one week before school started,â€ť Pierce said. â€śThe elevator is currently out of service.
â€śWe are in touch with the company [that repairs elevators],â€ť the principal said. â€śWe want the part appropriately fixed and installed properly for student safety.
POCATELLO â€” At the pivotal age of 16, Marcy Gray was diagnosed with a disease that affects only only three out of every 1 million people in the United States. Gray has Aplastic Anemia, a rare blood disorder that leaves its victims easily bruised, at high risk for infections and severely exhausted.
Over the years, Gray had limited energy and would get her blood levels checked every month. While the disorder was annoying at best, it was not life-threatening until February of 2011 when Gray's levels went from low to severely low.