The Book Eleven Seconds is such a amazing book. It was a very inspirational book. It is a young adult book about Travis Roy. Travis made a huge impact to other quadriplegics like him, with the start of the Travis Roy Foundation which raises money and awareness for quadriplegics like him. The Travis Roy biography, Eleven Seconds, is a great book for hockey lovers, players, fans, or anybody who likes to read about triumph in the face of tragedy.
Eleven Seconds is about Travis Roy, a guy like me who loves hockey. It was one of the top ranked schools on the East coast and had one of the best collegiate hockey programs in the country. The book takes place in New England and Atlanta, Georgia and ends in April of 1997. Its just an amazing story to be told. The book is mostly about his life in the year after the accident. I think meeting him in person and getting to see the man behind the curtain was the best part of the whole experience.
Roy shares not only the medical details of his injury, but his deepest feelings about what happened to him; and how he continues to deal with it on a day to day basis. I like the way Joe related to the book well and I probably would've related to it the same way because I also love to play sports. I think that because of that I would really like this book. He had always had good friends that were supporting him throughout his commitment to play D1 college along with his parents too. How would he be able to go on? One bad move, and he is paralyzed for the rest of his life. Eleven Seconds by Travis Roy is about a middle age boy who is living all of his dreams.
The book is about Boston University freshman Travis Roy and his passion and love for hockey. Since the accident, he has regained movement in his right arm. This was his dream and it had become a reality. Unfortunately, all that changes when in the first 11 seconds of his college hockey career, he breaks his neck. This books chronicles what none of us ever wish to go through.
Fortunately, his book sheds light on what got him to that ele. He owns an apartment in Boston and has a fulltime nurse. I highly recommend this book, especially to people my age. Having grown up loving hockey since day one, Travis Roy will definitely be remembered as a hockey player and an inspirational person. As a child Travis was surrounded by hockey, with his Dad owning a rink, helping out with the Maine Mariners team, as well as many other hockey experiences.
The next year he went to Tabor academy. Standing on the edge of beautiful Lake Geneva, less than 24 hours into his semester abroad, this 20 year old boy would dive into shallow water and hit bottom. He attended Boston University and made the hockey team. I was very happy to hear how many people contributed to the cause and how much it helped him and other quadralpagics. I gave it a 5 out of 5 becuase of the detail that it is written with and the story behind the book just makes it all that much better.
This is an amazing sports and drama book. In his first collegiate game at Boston University in 1995, Travis went on to the ice, and after eleven seconds, he tried to check somebody into the boards, but instead, he himself flew into the boards head first and cracked his fourth vertebra, leaving him a quadriplegic. For the American soccer player, see. What I am is sad. His girlfriend Maja Maya was 4 years younger than him and lived only a few miles away from Tabor Academy. Even his girlfriend that he had at the time stayed with him which surprised me because a lot of people say they can't handle dealing with their boyfriend o Eleven seconds into Travis Roy's first Boston University hockey game he became paralyzed from the neck down. This gives the reader front seat vision to his journey.
It is hard to imagine that all the hard work he has put toward the game he loved could end his dreams as fast as eleven seconds. It's hard to put down once you begin to read it! But after a year work of Rehabitation and support Travis Roy had finally returned home and in 2000 he graduated from Boston university. My father has a friend from work whose son met Travis Roy, the person who wrote Eleven Seconds. I would reccomend this book to anyone. With how emotional everyone is in the book, Roy and Swift make you emtionally feel how those characters did at the time. It was also great to read about how his family and friends supported him.
This is because Travis Roy is a quadriplegic. He was considered a quadriplegic after his bad hit that was only eleven seconds into his first game of the season. He is also a motivational speaker that resides in Boston still. I can still remember the heart sinking moment when I flicked on the news the night after his accident. Even after Roys injury, he never stopped enjoying the game of hockey, nor did he stop making other people happy.