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Alumni Update: Tyler Rollins

July 18, 2016

Tyler Rollins, ’15 Russellville, AR

Tyler Rollins was injured while participating in the Oklahoma Tough Mudder. During the course’s “Swamp Stomp,” Tyler came in contact with a cement block that caused him to shatter his C-6 vertebrae.

“My approach to recovery is motivation,” he said. “There’s no way to get through something like this without being motivated, and I try to find anything to get me motivated!”

Since being discharged from Craig Hospital, Tyler has finished a year of college while working as the director of men’s ministry at the Wesley Foundation. Tyler is determined to give more back to the SCI community. He has started an SCI nonprofit and is working with his university to design an accessible ramp for the intramural sports fields to make recreational activities more accessible.