Amy Van Dyken-Rouen’s continued recovery illustrates how hard work, determination and a positive attitude can impact healing. In June 2014, the former Olympic swimmer sustained a spinal cord injury from a serious ATV accident, resulting in paralysis below her waist.
With her champion spirit still intact, Amy continues to impress all of those around her. She has become a spokeswoman for spinal cord injury research and travels extensively across the country to raise awareness and encourage health care professionals to keep working toward a cure.
In addition to her public appearances, she continues to make great strides in her personal recovery. Recently, she has advanced to walking short distances with the aid of leg braces and a walker.
See how her inspirational recovery began back in 2014, when Angel MedFlight first transferred Amy to Craig Hospital in Colorado to begin her amazing journey of rehabilitation and healing.
Check out the original air medical transport and story –
My Real Life Moment – Winning Attitude – Amy Van Dyken
For an update on Amy Van Dyken-Rouen’s remarkable progress please visit http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/best-reads/2015/12/29/amazing-arizonans-amy-van-dyken-rouen-olympian-paraplegic-inspiration/77165454/