BENEFITING: TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
My story- Just over 10 years ago while playing in a college hockey game I was hit from behind, flew head first into the end boards and broke my neck. I fractured and dislocated my C5, C6 and C7 cervical vertebrae. For a moment right after the hit I laid on the ice motionless not able to feel my arms or legs. Seconds passed and as the time ticked away the feeling begin to come back. As I skated off the ice I knew that this hit was different than all of the rest. Emergency surgery was performed and I was put back together again successfully. As I spent the next week recovering in the hospital my mother was given Travis's book. She read the book and then gave it to me and this started my relationship with Travis and his foundation. Every August for the last 8 years I make the drive up to Vermont and participate in the Travis Roy Foundation Wiffle ball tourney playing for the Blue Bulls. It's my favorite weekend of the year because it's so great to see so many people from different walks of life coming together and working hard to raise money for Travis and his foundation. Being chosen by Travis to run in the Boston Marathon on behalf of his foundation is truly the privilege of a lifetime. Thank you for donating to the Travis Roy Foundation on my behalf.
TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION wrote -
Please join the Travis Roy Foundation in supporting our Runners in this year's Marathon. Raising money to Help Others Move Forward! Thank you!
Team TRF Runners