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Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Is Sitting Up & Smiling Only One Week After Severing Her Spine

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In the wake of such a tragic event, this is truly inspiring news!

Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spine last week after she crashed into a curb while riding her ATV.

But the 41-year-old athlete is already out of her hospital bed and leaving the ICU! She posted a picture of her amazing progress on Instagram this weekend.

Amy can be seen sitting in her wheelchair for the first time (above)!

She captioned the photo:

"My first transfer to a wheel chair is complete. I was boot scooting all over the halls.”

We are blown away by her positive attitude!

Keep up the hard work! We’re rooting for you, Amy!

[Image via Instagram.]

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2 comments to “Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Is Sitting Up & Smiling Only One Week After Severing Her Spine”

  1. Jimbim says – reply to this


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    Help ive fallen and i cant get up



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    Congrats to her, have a fractured vertebra in my lower back and getting around is a pain, but the folks at the airport do a great job on wheelchair assist if you have to travel.
    I really hope you get better soon. Back injuries are the pits.