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Motivational speaker Travis Roy will deliver his story and message on perseverance to two local high schools on Wednesday: Cape Coral High School and PACE Center for Girls.

Roy will then present as the keynote speaker on Nov. 2 at the BB&T–Oswald Trippe and Co. annual Blue Chip Community Business Awards. This awards ceremony honors local businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success.

Roy, an aspiring athlete in the sport of hockey, had just moments living out his dream before it took an unfortunate turn. Eleven seconds after the puck dropped in his very first collegiate game, 20-year old Travis found himself lying face down on the ice, unable to move or feel a thing. A cracked fourth vertebra left him paralyzed from the neck down.

By sharing his story and lifelong dream of becoming a Division I college athlete, Travis conveys firsthand the determination and emotional high of overcoming a self-imposed challenge.