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AMY VAN DYKEN ROUEN TO EMCEE MAKE-A-WISH DINNER

DENVER - Who better to speak at a Make-A-Wish fundraiser thanAmy Van Dyken Rouen? The six-time Olympic gold medalist is the emcee at ...

FEBRUARY 29, 2016


AMY VAN DYKEN-ROUEN'S BIGGEST STEP

A year ago, a crash silenced Amy Van Dyken-Rouen's footsteps.  Today, she's crossing a bridge - from being an Olympian to being something even more important.

JUNE 14, 2015


Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen Stands On Her Own For the First Time After Paralyzing Injury

After Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen severed her spinal cord in an accident last year, doctors weren’t sure if she’d survive.

Except now she’s standing on her own again for the first time.

MAY 12, 2015


Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Finds a New Purpose After Paralyzing Accident

Just 10 months after Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouenwas paralyzed from the waist down in an all-terrain vehicle accident, she tells PEOPLE, "I am out doing what I love again, feeling the wind in my hair." 

APRIL 16, 2015

 


Paraplegic gold-medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken embraces every challenge

She started a foundation — its followers call themselves Amy's Army — with the aim of providing resources for information and equipment to spinal-cord injury patients who can't afford it. She also keeps a close eye on the work of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which has a goal to cure spinal cord injuries.

FEBRUARY 17, 2015


Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken delivers inspirational message at WIN for KC ceremony

Her inspirational message as a keynote speaker on Thursday found the ideal audience. Van Dyken spoke to about 1,500 at the Sheraton Crown Center during the WIN for KC Women’s Sports Award Celebration.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015


 


Amy Van Dyken 'breaking all the rules' in comeback

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen suffered a severed spinal cord in an ATV accident last June. The same work ethic that carried Van Dyken-Rouen to gold is being put to use in her rehabilitation.

JANUARY 30, 2015


Amy Van Dyken-Rouen gets back to work, in broadcast booth for USC-Cal

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen will return to the broadcast booth to call the California-Southern California women's swimming meet for Pac-12 Networks.

JANUARY 27, 2015


amy van dyken-rouen:  a profile in courage

Van Dyken-Rouen, a six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist, reflects on her recovery from a June ATV accident that left her a paraplegic.

JANUARY 8, 2015

 

 


VAN DYKEN SAYS TRAGEDY TAUGHT HER TO SEE 'ALL THE GOOD'

What Amy Van Dyken-Rouen did in 2014 to flip her near-death tragedy into a much admired recovery – along with her breakout plans for 2015 to help others with spinal-cord injuries – far surpasses what she accomplished in winning six swimming gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.

DECEMBER 29, 2014


Amy’s Army, a Part of the Amy Van Dyken Foundation Officially Launches

Amy’s Army, a part of the Amy Van Dyken Foundation Officially Launches to provide support to individuals with spinal cord injuries.

DECEMBER 27, 2014


A CHAMPIONS DRIVE; CRUISING WITH AMY VAN DYKEN

Olympic Gold Medalist Amy Van Dyken was left paralyzed from the waist down by an ATV accident over the summer. 

FOX 10 caught up with Van Dyken, she took us for a ride in her baby; her Chevrolet Camaro, and we grabbed lunch where we talked about everything.

NOVEMBER 21, 2014


Former Olympic swimmer Van Dyken-Rouen to be Fiesta Bowl parade grand marshal

Former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has been named grand marshal of the 44th annual Fiesta Bowl parade.

The parade is on Dec. 27 in central Phoenix and Van Dyken-Rouen also will serve a special guest at the annual football game on Dec. 31.

NOVEMBER 12, 2014


Amy Van Dyken-Rouen pushes through pain in recovery from spinal injury

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is free again, to the degree possible for someone with a complete spinal-cord injury.

Just a month ago, the six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist achieved a series of firsts. She drove by herself, put her purple wheelchair together and rolled into StudioFit in Scottsdale for the first time since the June 6 ATV accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

OCTOBER 26, 2014


FULL EPISODE: AMY VAN DYKEN-ROUEN'S DREAM HOME MAKEOVER

Three months after an ATV accident left Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen paralyzed, George gives her a home renovation fit for a champion.

OCTOBER 21, 2014


'Amy Van Dyken Way' unveiled in Fort Collins

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has won six Olympic gold medals – including a record four in the 1996 Summer Games. She’s been inducted into numerous halls of fame, thrown out the first pitch at a Colorado Rockies game and even been featured on a Wheaties box.

OCTOBER 18, 2014


Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen on faith, recovery and if she'll walk again

Champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen says she's a more spiritual person since the June ATV accident that severed her spine and left her paralyzed.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014