BOISE, Idaho (KTVB) -- The family of 11-year-old Kody say he is recovering at Saint Alphonsus, and will be okay. Just last week, he was accidentally shot while hunting.

On Tuesday, his parents released pictures and information about their son's condition. They sent us the following statement: What happened last week was a terrible tragedy, but it could have been much worse. Our 11-year old son Kody was struck in the upper leg by a shotgun blast after a gun carried by his father, discharged when he slipped and fell after stepping on a snow-covered rock.

Kody has undergone two surgeries and is now able to stand and take brief walks while using a walker. We are so thankful to all who came to Kody's aid, from the sheriff's office, the EMT's, the Life Flight crew and the doctors and nurses at St. Al's in Boise. Thanks to these people, Kody is going to be okay.

We also want to thank the people of the Magic Valley for your thoughts and prayers. My husband is devastated by what happened. But we see this as a reminder to all hunters to be vigilant at all times while in the field.

Hunting accidents are rare, but as we can attest, they can happen, and in a split-second. We all need to keep that in mind at all times, while enjoying the sport we love. - TanaRae and Kyle Alberti