Category Archives: Overcoming Adversity

Great Article About Overcoming Tragedy

I ran across this article about overcoming tragedy. It reminds me of the countless clients who have done their best to overcome injuries that sideline them from the physical activities that we all love in Colorado. I think Laura has a brilliant future. Maybe as a writer. David S. Hoover

Before it happened, I jokingly said that some days were the worst days of my life. I said it often when I woke up late and missed the bus or got a bad grade. But when you really experience the worst day of your life, your entire world is rocked and a stupid bad grade just doesn’t seem to matter anymore.

I remember September 14, 2011 just like it was yesterday, even though now it has been almost a year. Almost. That day I had a cross country meet after a visit to the doctor’s office. I was awake at five thirty...

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Fort Collins Bodybuilder Going Strong Without Legs

After a very publicized automobile accident in Ft. Collins in January 2007, Tyler Carron lost both his legs. At the time of the accident, Carron was a senior in high-school. He was an accomplished athlete, and a three-time state wrestling qualifier. He and his friend were pulled over, removing a spare tire from the tailgate of their car, when a car hit them and pinned them up against their car, ultimately causing him to loose both legs.

This local Colorado hero has not let his loss of legs stop him from his goals and dreams, however. In 2010, Tyler was named to USA Hockey's national sled hockey team (along with Nikko Landeros, his friend who also lost his legs in the same car accident).

In addition, after three months of incredibly intense training, Tyler took part in the Warrior Classic bodybuilding competition. Among a slew of bodybuilders with two legs, Carron stood...

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