Eleven Seconds

by Travis Roy and E.M.Swift

Travis Roy

Travis Roy was a hockey player for as long as he could remember. He loved everything about the sport, but the very sport he loved changed his life forever. Travis Roy was a Boston University hockey player who hit the boards during his first college game. Travis was paralyzed and is a C3 quadriplegic, which means that he has no movement of his entire body. Travis is lucky to be alive. Travis Roy was an amazing hockey player and his number, 24, was retired. Eleven Seconds is all about his life after the accident.


Travis Roy is 40 years old and has been a quadriplegic since October 20, 1995. Travis loved hockey for as long as he could remember.Then Travis got a spinal cord injury eleven seconds into the first collage game. Travis's recovery would take a long time at first it was very hard. In the beginning Travis had to use a sip and pull wheel chair which means he has to make sharp breaths to control it. Next he started using a powered wheel chair which was controlled by using a joystick. Travis started the Travis Roy Foundation to help those who need things for being paralyzed like a ramp or a wheel chair. Then Travis would move on to making speeches to help get funding for paralysis research, Travis has raised $2,000,000,000 (or 2 million dollars) for research.

Travis Roy

Born in April 17, 1975 (age 40)

hight 5′ 11″

was a BU hockey player paralyzed on October, 20, 1995

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Travis Roy Inspirational Story