Paralyzed 11 seconds into his first game playing for Boston University, Travis Roy has gone on to found one of Boston’s biggest non-profits that’s also become one of the most prolific SCI research charities in the US – the Travis Roy Foundation. Find out that and much more about this now-38 year old speaker on SPINALpedia!…
A product of the die-hard hockey world in the northeast U.S., Travis Roy grew up loving hockey, and after he became paralyzed while playing hockey for Boston University, he’s been committed to doing everything possible to not only improve his situation, but the situation of others like him.
He’s put on many hats to make his reality. Travis founded a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injury (as well as raise money to support people living with a spinal cord injury), he’s written a memoir, he’s become a mouth painter and he’s gone on to become a popular motivational speaker.
For a peek into the life of someone who inspires big time, read on for the impressive story of Travis Roy.