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Eleven Seconds : A Story of Tragedy, Courage, and Triumph

Eleven Seconds : A Story of Tragedy, Courage, and Triumph - 98 edition

Eleven Seconds : A Story of Tragedy, Courage, and Triumph - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780446521888

ISBN10: 0446521884

Eleven Seconds : A Story of Tragedy, Courage, and Triumph by Travis Roy and E. M. Swift - ISBN 9780446521888
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Warner Books
Published: 1998
International: No
Eleven Seconds : A Story of Tragedy, Courage, and Triumph by Travis Roy and E. M. Swift - ISBN 9780446521888

ISBN13: 9780446521888

ISBN10: 0446521884

Edition: 98

Summary

Eleven seconds was all it took. Eleven seconds to stop cold a shining career scarcely before it had taken off on the ice. Travis Roy was a promising twenty-year-old hockey star. Then moments into his first collegiate game as a Boston University freshman, a freak accident drove Travis into the boards. A cracked fourth vertebra left him paralyzed from the neck down. That fateful October night in 1995 signaled the death of one dream - but also the eventual rebirth of a special kind of hope. For, though imprisoned for months in a hospital bed, then confined to a wheelchair, Travis gradually found the grit and the will to reclaim for himself a fulfilling and productive life. Eleven seconds is a story about America's love affair with sports and the people who embrace its never-die spirit. Most of all, it is the story of one young man who surrendered to no limits and defied all odds, both before and after the tragedy that ended his game.