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My Story…

I first heard Travis' story few years ago when I was working and there was a food special being ran where a percentage of proceeds went to the TRF foundation. Travis' story stuck with me and resonated with my soul and from then on, I followed the foundation. For the last two years, I have had the opportunity to run this road race on team TRF and it has truly been a remarkable experience. From in-person to at home, no matter the circumstances, it has been an amazing journey and I am thrilled to continue it this year and in-person once again! 

If you’d be willing to support my efforts in the Falmouth Road Race for the Travis Roy Foundation with a donation, I would be entirely grateful. Though, I know the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, if you are only able to support me with your spirit and your well-wishes, I am equally appreciative.

All donations to the Travis Roy Foundation go towards SCI research and Quality of Life grants to help those with spinal cord injuries move forward. I appreciate your donations for a cause that is near and dear to my heart!

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On October 20, 1995, Travis Roy was a promising freshman hockey player for the Boston University Terriers playing in his first Division 1 college hockey game. Eleven seconds into his first shift he fell and hit his head against the boards. He sustained a spinal cord injury that would leave him a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. 

On October 29, 2020, twenty-five years and 9 days after his initial injury, our friend Travis died of complications resulting from his paralysis.  

In the 25 years in between, Travis founded and led the Travis Roy Foundation. The Foundation has raised almost $20 million from everyday New Englanders and hockey players and fans all across America. We have made quality of life grants to more than 2,100 spinal cord injury survivors helping them afford adaptive equipment they need to ease the burden of their paralysis on themselves and their families. We have also funded more than $5 million in medical research into the mysteries of paralysis and potential solutions that could lead to greater movement and ability.

Travis liked to say that, before his injury, he lived is life with a passion for hockey. After his injury, when his beloved hockey career abruptly ended, his life was guided by the purpose of helping other people living in a wheelchair live more independent and hopeful lives.  

The running community has always been incredibly supportive of Travis and his Foundation. The Asics Falmouth Road Race has always welcomed TeamTRF with open arms. This year, more than ever, we are hoping to raise as much money as possible to help continue Travis' mission for as long as possible.  

Thank you, in advance, for your support! 

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 26 The McLaughlin Fam $55.35
Jul 26 Aunty Kathy & Uncle Tommy Undisclosed amount
Jul 26 Paul & Alison O'Brien $25.00
Jul 21 Sheryl Liggiero $55.35
Jul 21 Nancy Bonugli $55.35
Jul 21 Sean Fagan Good luck! Undisclosed amount
Jul 13 Liv Imprescia Love you Brooke! So proud of you ♥️ $109.85
Jul 13 Neil Sheehan Run fast and have fun! $109.85
Jun 23 David and Beth Perry Good luck and enjoy the run! $109.85
Jun 23 Austin $55.35