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  • Owner: NBC News
  • Clip Name: 5112957149_s14
  • Date: 1/28/98
  • Title: Parapalegic Travis Roy Talks About Life After the Accident That Crippled Him
  • Production Unit: TDY
  • Media Type: AS
  • Media ID: NY-TDY-19980129-0001
  • Ardome ID: 1100100611188166022
  • Hit Time: 07:43:12
  • NA
  • Duration: 00:06:12;00
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts;Today New York Studio
  • Era: 1990s
  • Personalities: Roy, Travis;Parker, Jack;Roy, Lee;Langeland, Maija
  • Short Description: Parapalegic Travis Roy Talks About Life After the Accident That Crippled Him
  • Long Description:
    (EJ=5:32) Slow-motion montage of hockey players skating on ice as parapalegic Travis Roy's face appears in super seen. Travis seen sitting in a wheelchair in super. In vo, Travis says that everytime he walks into an ice arena he thinks he's having a bad dream. Stills of a young Travis in hockey gear seen. In Boston, Massachusetts on 1995-10-20, slow-motion clip of Travis slamming into a barrier during a hockey game and falling on the ice, and shot of men kneeling over Travis seen. Travis says he was excited to be in his first game, says (the accident that broke his neck) happened so fast, says that he questions why he still comes to hockey games, says he misses playing the game, and says he'd let his kids play hockey. Panning shot of Travis and his father Lee Roy watching a hockey game, Travis talking, and shots of Travis talking to his former coach Jack Parker seen. In interview, Parker says that he wishes he didn't recruit Travis because maybe the accident wouldn't have happened. Travis says that he doesn't have anger towards anybody, says what happened to him was a complete accident, and says such accidents are rare in hockey. Still of Travis in hockey gear, and still of a young Travis and his sister with Lee seen. In interview, Lee says his opinion about hockey is the same (as before Travis's accident), says he's been involved with hockey for 45 years and says Travis is the first person he's ever known to break his neck. Travis says his father loved watching him play. Slow-motion clips of Travis skating on ice during a game (before his injury) seen. Physical therapists work on Travis. Close up of Travis's face, camera panning Travis and his therapists, and various shots of the therapists exercising Travis's limbs seen. In vo, Travis says that he doesn't believe he'll ever be able to skate again, and says there will be a cure of some sort. Stills of Travis with his then-girlfriend Maija Langeland seen. In interview, Maija says that (her break up with Travis) had nothing to do with him being crippled, says it was probably because dealing with his injury was too intense, and says both of them needed time to be on their own. Maija wheels Travis in his wheelchair outdoors, and down a hospital corridor. Travis says he needs time to do things on his own. Travis rolls on a street, and rolls past "Boston University" sign. Panning shot of Travis sitting in a classroom with other students, and panning shot of Travis on a stage in front of a large crowd. Travis reads his "ten rules of life". Shots of Travis signing copies of his book with his mouth and a pen, Travis talking with two women at a book signing, and camera zooming out on Travis and Gangel seen. Travis says the best moments are when he's around family or friends. Camera defocuses on Travis's face. Close up of Travis's book "Eleven Seconds" seen. Gangel and Curry crosstalk in Today New York Studio.

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