On Tuesday, April 14, Salado High School Coach Social Studies Teacher/Coach Scott Balmos was admitted to the hospital and had emergency surgery to repair a tear in his aortic artery caused by a blood clot and get blood flow back into his legs and abdomen.
The surgery was successful and the doctors repaired the tear and removed a blood clot. They were able to get blood flow back to his lower region but there is major damage to his liver, kidneys and left leg.
His recovery will be long but Scott is tough. He is a fighter and wants to be home with his family again. Scott’s wife is a counselor at Salado High School and they have three young children. The Balmos family have a long road ahead of them and most likely this was not Scott’s last surgery. They did not fully repair his heart because it would have been too much on him. He is still in the hospital receiving dialysis and after his next surgery will spend 10-14 days in a rehabilitation center until he can go home.
Anyone interested in supporting Coach Balmos and his family can do so the following three ways:
1. Donate a gift card to a restaurant that is providing pickup or delivery service. Gift cards can be dropped off at my office Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. My office is upstairs in the Salado Civic Center, which is located at 601 North Main Street. You can also mail gift cards to Salado ISD, P.O. Box 98, Salado, TX 76571.
2. Donate financially to helping with their medical expenses by making a deposit to the account for Scott and Linsey Balmos at Bank Corp South, located at 50 South Main Street in Salado. Their drive thru is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
3. Donate financially to help with their medical expenses by contributing to the Go Fund Me page set up for them. This is a link to the Go Fund Me page:
Your support would mean a lot to the Balmos family. Thank you.