Humboldt survivor stages comeback despite impossible odds.
His name is Ryan Straschnitzki.
He is a survivor of the horrific Humboldt bus crash that killed 16 people, most of them players for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.
And his quest to be back on the ice is testimony to the incredible courage some people have.
The courage to keep going despite impossible odds.
Ryan is paralyzed from the waist down.
He was thrown from the hockey team bus when it collided with a huge truck.
It caused irreparable damage to his spinal cord high up in his back.
And despite all the odds against him he intends to be back on the ice playing hockey – albeit a different type of hockey that he played before.
Ryan has been on a tortuous, grinding, tough road to recovery.
His daily regimen includes hours after hours of physical therapy.
Humboldt Survivor Stages Comeback
Ryan’s comeback quest is a reflection of the human condition.
It was there from day one when the world learned of the horrific Humboldt Broncos bus accident that caught the world’s attention.
It seared into our collective conscience as a nation.
People all over the world were horrified by it.
People all over the world felt our anguish and our sorrow.
And in today’s divided world that is rare.
We all could relate, in an anguished way, the sorrow, the grief and pain the parents, friends and relatives, faced.
Their suffering was our suffering.
The young deaths reminded us of lives unfulfilled.
But now Ryan has a new dream.
It is a dream unfulfilled for now.
But he is determined to put his dream in the fulfilled category.
Here is the full story of Ryan’s continual quest to recover from his injuries.
And Ryan is much like the Energizer Bunny – he keeps going and going.
Ryan’s quest to be back on the ice has been amazing.