Have you heard about Amy Van Dyken-Rouen? I just found out what an amazing athlete she is: six Gold medals in Olympic swimming competitions, four at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, and two at the Sydney Games in 2000. In 1996, she was the most successful athlete of those Olympics winning the most medals of any competitor from any country. She’s also won several World titles and set many American and world swimming records.
That was then. And now ….
… In June of this year, she was in an ATV accident that severed her spinal cord at T-11 and left her paralyzed from the waist down. She did her rehab at Craig Hospital in Denver, and after only three months is out and appearing on TV. I first saw her on Meredith Vieira’s new