Finding Fulfillment in Helping Others
Two years ago I had the opportunity to visit my alma mater, Boston University, and to meet my hero Travis Roy. It was the 20th anniversary of Travis’ first and only college hockey game. On October 20, 1995 I was sitting in the stands of Walter Brown Arena watching a Boston University hockey game. It was the first game of the season. Eleven seconds 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. Travis’ hockey career was over.
It is safe to say that Travis has had more of an impact on people than he would have had as a hockey player. You can read about some of the people Travis has helped here.
Travis’ story is a terrific reminder that true joy is not found in looking out for number one. Life is not about me. A fulfilling life is found in helping others. I need that reminder.