Get Real With Robin!

Ep. 40 The power of the human will and spirit with Amy Van Dyken-Rouen


Co-Hosts Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Kirk Nurmi

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Our mindset plays a very intricate part in our day to day life. Having a positive mindset can redirect everything negative that happens in our lives. It's not what happens to us but what we do with it that makes all the difference.

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is a six-time Olympic gold medalist, and has spent a lifetime defying the odds. She took up swimming to beat her childhood asthma and In the 1996 games, she broke records and made history for becoming the first American woman to earn four gold medals in a single Olympics.

In June 2014 , a freak ATV accident altered her life and left her paralyzed from the waist down. She also suffered broken ribs, a head injury, and a severe vascular injury. Her prognosis was anything but good as one doctor told her to say goodbye to her husband before going into surgery because they weren't sure they could save her.

As any warrior does, Amy fought her way back and now has become an outspoken advocate for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries and those who are disabled. She once said that she wants to be known as a woman who did things that have never been done before, breaking barriers, hopefully making it more human to be a disabled person.

Join us as we talk about Amy's journey, go off on tangents and have a fun time just conversing about life.

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