Travis Roy speaks on "Defying the Odds: Perseverance and Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury"
Presented by Boston University
April 4, 2012
Travis Roy is a motivational speaker, author, and activist for individuals living with spinal cord injuries. In the fall of 1995, at the age of twenty, Roy entered his first collegiate hockey game at Boston University. Eleven seconds into his first shift, his life changed forever as he crashed into the boards and cracked his fourth and fifth cervical vertebra, paralyzing him from the neck down. Less than a year after his accident Roy returned to Boston University to complete a degree in public relations from BU’s College of Communication. In 1997, he collaborated with Sports Illustrated’s E.M. Swift to pen his autobiography Eleven Seconds chronicling his accident, rehabilitation, and perseverance through personal tragedy. All are welcome to his talk, "Defying the Odds: Perseverance and Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury". There will be a reception following the lecture in the Setterberg Lounge, 2nd floor.