Motivational Speaker, Author, Activist: 1975-2020

The entire Roy family and the Travis Roy Foundation would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the incredible outreach and love from all of Travis' friends and supporters.

Travis was extraordinarily special, not just to us but to the broader hockey community, New England and across the entire US and Canada. Travis’ injury was difficult for his family 25 years ago. With the incredible outpouring of support, They made it through. In a remarkable transition, Travis became a motivational speaker, inspiring hundreds of thousands of executives, business associates, administrators and students across the country. He founded the Travis Roy Foundation, seeking to help others with spinal cord injuries and funding research in hope of a cure. Travis’ passing is equally difficult, and your love and encouragement will once again carry them on.

The Roy family continue to be moved and overwhelmed by the number of people reaching out offering their prayers, memories and thanks for all Travis did to inspire the lives of so many. If so moved, the Roy family would be honored if you would consider donating to the Travis Roy Foundation.

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Travis Roy is a former Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed just 11 seconds into his first collegiate game.

Today, as a quadriplegic, Travis is making great strides in helping others establish values, respect and pride.  His life story of courage and determination takes his audience on an emotional journey leaving each person reflecting on their past, present and future.

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“Travis’ ability to captivate the group was evident from the moment he began speaking. He was raw, real and his ability to use his lessons of overcoming obstacles and challenges that can align with all aspects of life was striking.”
Rachael Cecilio, Office Manager, HireClix LLC
“Your presentation was impactful, candid and a perfect way to start the last day of our conference.”
Rebecca Algren-Bedics
Associate Director of Educational Affairs, NCAA
Our student-athletes were spellbound and you could hear a pin drop. His message was profound and his passion for life and the goal of making a difference was so on point to the crowd.
David Roach
Director of Athletics, Fordham University
Your message has been echoing in my ears all day. Part of your fate, I believe, is to convey that all important message that any challenge, no matter how insurmountable it may seem, can be overcome with intense will and passionate conviction… that our attitude does ultimately influence our conclusions about the world.
Rob McMaster
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Travis enjoys speaking to various audiences, from the corporate setting to students. He has the unique ability to connect with everyone he encounters. Would you like Travis to speak at your next event?

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For a glimpse at Travis’ accident and to hear part of his talk, see the videos below:

icon Travis Roy Motivational Speaker (Promo)
This promotional video contains clips from Travis Roy's motivational presentation as well as audience reaction. These particular clips are from corporate events with adult audiences. Please note that Travis also provides speeches to Universities, high schools and youth groups.
icon Travis Roy, 20 Years Later
A short profile of Travis Roy, 20 years after his accident on the ice. See him at a fundraising Gala for his foundation and giving an inspirational speech to a group of students.
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