SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Legs strapped down, wires and tubes jutting from underneath her blankets, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen began to weep. An accident on an all-terrain vehicle 12 days earlier left the decorated Olympic swimmer paralyzed and headed toward an uncertain future, yet these were not tears of sadness or anguish. They were tears were of joy -- for what she still has, not what she...
One of the most decorated Olympic swimmers in history, Amy Van Dyken, is in an Arizona hospital after severing her spine in a freak accident over the weekend. Van Dyken was riding an all-terrain vehicle when it hit a curb in a restaurant parking lot and went flying down an embankment. The accident severed her spinal cord and the injury came extremely close to rupturing her aorta...
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