By Steve Conroy, Boston Herald
Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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BOLTON — Nearly 20 years have passed since Travis Roy crashed into the boards at Walter Brown Arena and his life was forever changed. A cracked vertebra suffered Oct. 20, 1995, left the Boston University freshman paralyzed from the neck down.
But Roy’s story is hardly a forgotten, tragic tale of yesteryear. Through his Travis Roy Foundation, he has not only remained in our collective consciousness here in the Boston area but has been a vital fundraiser for research to help people like him who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
At the Bruins golf tournament yesterday at The International, he mused that most of the guys he played with like Mike Grier and Chris Drury already have long since retired from the NHL, adding with a laugh that many of the current B’s were no more than toddlers when he had his accident.
But in a more serious tone, Roy assessed the last 20 years of his life. He couldn’t hide the pride and gratitude for what he’s been able to accomplish.
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