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There are 12 comments on Travis Roy, 20 Years Later

  1. Travis,
    You are a true inspiration … your work with your foundation, the way you’ve represented the University over the years, your ability to bring light to some who are at awfully dark places … you’re nothing short of amazing. There are many of us who simply sit in awe of all that you’ve accomplished. Please keep doing what you do … it’s extremely important work.

    All the best,
    ~Greg

  2. One of the best hockey players I have ever seen. Got the privilege of watching him play locally. Great all around person and player. Amazing people do amazing things!!

  3. Travis I remember the night when you went down all I can say you young man have never complained about what happen to you. Good luck God is watching over you.

  4. Congratulations, Travis, on earning the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award and the creation of the Travis M. Roy Professorship at Sargent College! Also, congratulations on the outstanding success of your Foundation that benefits people with spinal injuries and funds research. Please say Hello to your parents and Tobi!

    Dianne, Peter and Brian Shepley
    Kristen Shepley Elmer

  5. Just watched the E60 story about ya Travis. How inspiring that was!… Sir you’ve done so much, & u don’t have my empathy because none is needed. You have my respect & admiration to u…. Keep up the great work!

  6. Travis, your work on behalf of countless others who have suffered spinal injuries is a Godsend to them. Even though you were dealt one of the most horrifying circumstances imaginable, you have since made the world a much better place. Thank you for your perseverance and generosity.

  7. Travis, I’m currently a freshman in high school and am doing a project all about you. Your story has touched me because of all the years growing up and playing hockey I had never heard of such a story. Thank you for the creation of your foundation and my hats off to you sir!

    Sincerely,
    Connor S.

  8. I’m 54 and live in TX, but one of the few life events when I remember where I was, was hearing about Travis Roy. I lived in NH. I’m so impressed with your strength, and pray for your happiness now and in heaven.

  9. Travis, I live in St. Louis MO. We had a local sports radio show host talk about your book when it came out and I ran out and bought it. To this day, that is one of the best books I have ever read. I had always wondered how things turned out for you and I am so happy to read this article and know what an inspiration and guiding light you have been for others, and how well you are doing yourself. It’s hard to believe it has been 20 years since I have read that book. Keep on keeping on and God bless you.

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