Moving Others Forward: Travis Roy

Travis-Roy1Eleven seconds into the first game of Travis Roy’s collegiate hockey career, he went head first into the boards cracking his fourth vertebrae. Since that day over 20 years ago, Travis has worked relentlessly to help others recover from spinal cord injuries. His accessible van from MobilityWorks allows Travis to travel all over the country delivering motivational speeches and making appearances.

The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries by providing adaptive equipment, and to finding a cure through increased funding of research. Their foundation has awarded over $2 million in grants to leading researchers and scientists.

After the injury occurred, Travis received nationwide media attention which he used to jumpstart the foundation. While staying at several rehabilitation centers, he met families that were struggling to have their basic needs met. This helped develop the foundation’s core values of independence and hope.

Shortly after finishing the recovery process, he wrote his book titled “Eleven Seconds”. It focuses on Travis’s determination to defy all odds before and after his injury. His foundation also hosts several annual events including hockey games, dances and dinners.

MobilityWorks of Londonderry is very proud to call Travis a client and friend. He recently purchased his fourth accessible van from one of our most experienced Certified Mobility Consultants, Roger Lajeunesse. When Travis flies to Florida to visit his parents, he also rents from our Orlando location.

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