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(WCVB Boston)   Former BU hockey player Travis Roy, who was paralyzed in his first shift in 1995, now skates on God's home ice   (wcvb.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 6:56:50 PM  
Even as someone who considers BU to be the dookies of college hockey, it was still sad to see this happen to someone. RIP Trav.
 
2020-10-29 7:59:54 PM  
Got damn this year
 
2020-10-29 9:45:37 PM  
This hurts.  I saw it happen on live television and have been rooting for him ever since.  Seems to me the entire world is now better off for having the cruelly short life of Travis Roy in it.  Godspeed.
 
2020-10-30 12:17:16 AM  
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2020-10-30 3:40:59 AM  
As a former hockey player I can imagine the pain of never being able to play again. I miss it all the time.
 
2020-10-30 4:57:28 AM  
BC sucks!

/ RIP Travis
 
2020-10-30 6:35:54 AM  

Thrakkorzog: As a former hockey player I can imagine the pain of never being able to play again. I miss it all the time.


Ugh, I'm guessing that playing hockey again was far down on the list of things that he would have wanted to do again.
 
2020-10-30 6:57:30 AM  

Tom-Servo: Thrakkorzog: As a former hockey player I can imagine the pain of never being able to play again. I miss it all the time.

Ugh, I'm guessing that playing hockey again was far down on the list of things that he would have wanted to do again.


"I just thought the research would move along and by the time I was 40 I might have a chance of some normalcy again," Roy told the AP in 2015, "some kids and a wife and not living with 24-hour home care anymore."

Exactly. And for the first time as well.
 
2020-10-30 7:26:46 AM  
This news really hurt, today. Imagine working your whole life following your dream and then 11 seconds into the first shift of your first game of the next stage of that dream - and a freak accident like this happens.

He was always positive after the accident and did great work with his foundation.

R.I.P.
 
2020-10-30 7:37:29 AM  
I would have hoped that as well. Skating on the ice and playing is something special. Sure walking would be great but not the same.
 
2020-10-30 7:55:26 AM  
We would have also accepted "Travis Roy now plays in the Celestial Gahden, overlooked by the Gallery Gods".
 
2020-10-30 1:52:28 PM  
I remember a Sports Illustrated thought exercise piece about reincarnation and karma for the sports world from years back which included a line "Travis Roy sets the all time NHL record for minutes played" that I always found pleasantly fitting. He was a good dude doing great work after being dealt a shiatty hand, and the world is much richer for having experienced his presence.
 
2020-10-30 5:07:47 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: I remember a Sports Illustrated thought exercise piece about reincarnation and karma for the sports world from years back


Man... Prefontaine wins Gold in '76 would have had a nice ring to it..

/he was kind of an asshole
//but his hometown pretty much took every L after that
 
2020-10-30 7:40:18 PM  
I can't believe this wasn't posted...

Travis Roy Accident Versus Special
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/RIP bud
 
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