Travis Roy Death -Dead : Travis Roy has Died – Cause of Death Unknown.
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Travis Roy has died , according to the following statements posted on social media on October. 28, 2020.
NECN 3 hrs · BREAKING: Just over 25 years after he was paralyzed in a Boston University hockey game, Travis Roy has died, BU said. His foundation has raised millions for spinal cord research.
Boston Police Department (Official) wrote
The Boston Police Department Offers its Condolences to the Roy Family and the Spinal Cord Injury Community
BPD Remembers: Travis Roy, who was paralyzed in a hockey game as a BU Terrier in 1995, passed away this afternoon as a result of complications from living with a spinal cord injury.
His injury happened when he crashed head-first into the boards 11 seconds into his first shift. Travis was instantly paralyzed from the neck-down, and regained partial use of one of his arms. The injury was caught on camera, and broadcast on the news, which resulted in an outpouring of support.
The money that was raised for Travis was enough to start his foundation, the Travis Roy Foundation, which has since raised millions of dollars for research to figure out a way to repair the spinal cord after injury. His foundation also gives money via grants that support individuals who need modifications to their homes to accommodate wheelchairs, as well as adaptive equipment and technology to enable individuals to maintain their independence.
The Boston Police hockey team hosted charity hockey games with the benefits going to the Travis Roy Foundation and many members of the BPD had close personal friendships with Travis.
He became an excellent motivational speaker and will be sorely missed. David Estrada, a member of the BPD who had a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed when he was a Boston Police Cadet in 1995, is a member of the Travis Roy Foundations Research Advisory Board and had this to say about Travis: “I worked with Travis for the past 25 years and to me he is on par with the late Christopher Reeve; they both worked tirelessly to advance research for spinal cord injuries, while at the same time helping countless individuals improve their living situations by providing them with funding so they could live independently in the community.”
Sean Higgins wrote
God Bless Travis Roy! As good a hockey player as he was, he far exceeded that high standard for what he accomplished in trying to bring attention and funding to find a cure for spinal injuries. He was a great man! God Bless him and his family!
Franny Campbell wrote
I remember seeing it that day in the news! My heart was sad for him and his family. Thank you for all your spirit and inspiration for others! God Bless you and your family. Rest In Peace.
Tina DeMeo Brennan wrote
Awe! So very sorry to hear this! I remember the day it happened!! God Bless him and his Family. May He Rest In Peace! Xo
Carol Hanke wrote
RIP Travis Roy! He was an inspiration to us all with his handling of his paralysis and also devoting so much effort to learn more about spinal cord injuries
Lisa Townsend Pendergast wrote
How sad. He was an inspiration to so many. Condolences to his family & friends.